The New-York Historical Society is offering part-time fall internships in both our museum and library divisions. From modeling creative exhibition layouts to researching with our curators and educators, college and graduate interns experience unparalleled career development and cultivate fruitful professional relationships. Applicants who are selected to participate in this rewarding yet demanding experience will either be paid a stipend of $1500 or receive academic credit, depending on the intern’s school requirements. The fall internship program begins in September (unless otherwise specified), and interns may work up to 140 hours throughout the duration of the program.

Upcoming Dates to Know:

Fall 2017:

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, July 17th, 2017
  • Internship dates: To be determined with supervisor

Requirements:
Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students though recent graduates may also apply. Please see individual descriptions for department specific requirements. Interns are considered employees, and upon acceptance into the program are required to provide documentation that they are legally allowed to work in the United States. International students may apply and are responsible for providing the same documentation and obtaining the necessary visas.

To apply, the following must be submitted:

  • A cover letter indicating in which position/department you are interested
  • A resume
  • 5-10 page writing sample*
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from a professor)

*It is important to read the individual job descriptions as some departments require other materials in lieu of the writing sample.

Please note: Applications that are not complete and submitted by the appropriate deadline (including two letters of recommendation) will not be accepted. Applicants being considered for the internship will be contacted for an interview.

If the internship that you are applying for is being offered for credit, you must submit written confirmation from your college stating that you will receive credit for hours completed.

Applicant Information
The link to apply to each position on our online application system, Interfolio, is below the posting. In order to apply you must register and create a user account, or use your existing account, to submit your application materials. You will receive an email notification when successfully registered.

The application process will close Sunday, July 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Collections Internship

Intern will help with the management of new collections acquisitions as well as incoming loans for exhibitions, including preparation of checklists, correspondence, and inventories. Intern will learn how to properly house, record, catalogue, organize collections items. Intern will also assist with maintenance of The Museum System (TMS)—uploading new images, assisting in standardizing entries, and cataloging recent acquisitions. Inter will gain invaluable work experience as part of the daily operations of the Museum's collections department. Intern must be enrolled in an Art History, History, Museum Studies, and/or Studio Program with an interest in museum collections management and registration. The position requires excellent organizational and computer skills and attention to detail. This internship can be completed for pay or credit.

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Education Intern: High School Programs
Intern will work directly with the Manager of Teen Programs to help develop and facilitate the Student Historian HS Internship Program at N-YHS. 25 High School students (grades 10-12) from the tri-state area are accepted into the Student Historian program which runs for the full academic year meeting every Wednesday, 4:00-6:30pm. The program seeks to provide students vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. The Education: High School Programs Intern will help plan and prepare for each day of the internship program, and also work directly with the group of interns supporting their personal and professional development. The Education: High School Programs intern will also have administrative duties to support Teen Programs at N-YHS. The Education Intern will gain valuable experience learning how to develop, oversee, and assess a youth development program in a museum environment, and also gain knowledge of Museum Education practice. Intern must be enrolled in an Art History, History, Museum Studies, Education, and/or American Studies program with an interest in museum education, particularly working with High School students in out-of-school time programming. Previous experience working with High School students preferred.

Please note: Intern must be available from October 2017– June, 2018, Wednesdays 2-7pm with additional week day hours up to 25 hours per week. Applicants are requested to include whether they prefer school credit or a stipend for the internship period. This internship can be completed for pay or credit.

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Digital Learning Programs Internship  

Intern must be enrolled in a computer science related field and have an interest in the intersection of technology and education. The intern will assist with the research and development of new educational programming rooted in digital technologies for middle and high school students in an informal education setting. The ideal candidate will have experience with coding, game design, 3D printing, and digital photography and have some experience creating educational activities designed to teach students the skills necessary to use various technology. Experience working with middle and high school aged students is preferred. The intern will also assist with the daily operations of the Tech Commons at New-York Historical and assist the Manager of Digital Learning Programs with administrative work and other tasks. We require excellent communication and computer skills. 

Please note: Intern must be available during flexible weekday hours up to 25 hours per week. Applicants are requested to include whether they prefer school credit or a stipend for the internship period. This internship can be completed for pay or credit.

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Citizenship Project Intern:

The Citizenship Project at the New-York Historical Society offers free classes for eligible permanent residents on the path to citizenship. The intern will assist in the development of the program by doing research in the New-York Historical Society Library and writing background essays on primary sources. The intern will learn how to perform historical research and how primary sources are used in educational programming. The intern will also assist the Citizenship Education Fellow with general administrative duties. 

Intern must be enrolled in a History or Museum Studies program with an interest in historical research. This internship can be completed for pay or credit.

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Archives Intern (graduate credit only)

The Archives Intern will work under the guidance of the Head of Archival Processing to process one or more manuscript collections held in the Library of the New-York Historical Society. The internship emphasizes archival description, including writing historical, scope, arrangement, and other notes for the collection; identifying significant content in the archival material; establishing name and subject access terms with controlled vocabularies; documenting the records in the collection management system; and generating a DACS-compliant, on-line finding aid using that system. The internship will also involve physical processing, including arrangement of the documents and basic conservation practices, such as rehousing of the material. To be eligible for the internship, the candidate must be currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an MLIS or equivalent program with a concentration in archival management; must have completed at least an introductory archival course; and have a general familiarity with and interest in U.S. history.

This is an unpaid position and is only offered for college credit to current graduate students. 

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

History Exhibits Intern 2017

The History Exhibits intern will assist the History Exhibits Department in maintaining the companion website to The Vietnam War exhibition--the major history show for the Fall/Winter season. Part of this effort will involve content creation; part will involve managing and preparing visitor responses for presentation on the web and for archiving. The intern may also be asked to research topics pertaining to history exhibits in production during the fall. The intern will be part of the exhibition planning team and collaborate closely with team members under the supervision of the V.P. for History Exhibitions. Preference will be given to candidates who are history majors and have good writing skills.

This is an unpaid position and is only offered for college credit to current graduate or undergraduate students. 

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Development Intern

The development department of the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) seeks an intern for development assistance. This hands-on position in a small, fast-paced fundraising office requires an organized, upbeat, and motivated intern with an interest in gaining experience in a variety of roles, including membership, individual giving, and institutional giving. This internship is perfect for someone seeking an introduction to all aspects of a busy cultural development office operating within a vibrant museum, and can also qualify for school credit. Responsibilities include: assisting with general office needs, researching prospects, drafting donor acknowledgements, proofreading various forms of office correspondence, assisting with major mailings and membership acquisitions, preparing for and staffing events, maintaining and organizing department hard files, and special projects as assigned. The successful applicant will be a punctual self-starter with the ability to work well independently. She or he has good phone etiquette and communication skills, excellent writing and proofreading skills, and strong attention to detail. Database experience (Altru, Raiser’s Edge, etc.) is preferable, though not required.https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RnNZfQn2o2xpggJQqefCOervMbPIci5mujDPJnvl43kv6Rtxjyh5gHN_JKVzeU-aaGz3pePFgxfoAAtZJZNx8mveVTc-11j98EfuAJVcumUenA=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifThis is an unpaid position and is only offered for college credit to current graduate or undergraduate students. 

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Center for Women’s History Intern
Fall 2017 interns will assist with the ongoing research and exhibit planning for New-York Historical's Center for Women's History. The intern will assist the Center's director and fellows with a wide range of tasks, primarily research and exhibition development, as well as organizing public events--both regular salon-style talks, and the Diane and Adam E. Max Conference in Women's History, held annually in March. Intern must be enrolled in a History program, ideally with a focus on women's and/or gender studies. Applicants should be flexible, curious, detail-oriented and able to work independently. We require excellent communication and computer skills, and welcome applicants with a keen interest in the richness and diversity of women's history. 

This is an unpaid position and is only offered for college credit to current graduate or undergraduate students. 

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Contact Information
For more information on the College & Graduate Internship Program, contact:
Dustin Yager

internships@nyhistory.org
212-873-3400 ext. 505

The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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