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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, 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 $9.00/hour or receive academic credit, depending on the intern’s school requirements.

Upcoming Dates to Know:

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Internship dates: To be determined with supervisor

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 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.

Contact Information:
For more information on the College & Graduate Internship Program, contact:
Kinneret Kohn
212-873-3400 ext. 281

Open Internships:

Education Intern, Research
Intern will work within the Education department to support the planning and research of educational programs. This intern will work closely with the members of the N-YHS’s Education Department and learn how to research, write, and deliver museum education programs for diverse audiences. The intern's primary duty will be to research select American History topics in collaboration with Education and Library staff. The intern will have the opportunity to work with original primary sources in the N-YHS library. Additional responsibilities may include gathering and organizing materials, supporting the creation of programs, observing education programs, assisting instructors in the classroom, participating in department meetings, and interacting with key stakeholders in the NYC education community. This internship can be completed for pay or credit.

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Education Intern, Special Projects
The Education Division is seeking an intern who can support the development of several large-scale projects that are the responsibility of the Education Division this year. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of American history and be highly organized and detail-oriented. The ability to create and maintain Excel spreadsheets and manage data for several projects is required.

Through the projects, the intern will have the opportunity to conduct research on education constituents, coordinate programs, and maintain records across the academic year. The intern will gain experience in interacting with the New York City Department of Education as well as cultural institutions and universities. The intern will report to the Vice President for Education. This internship can be completed for pay or credit.

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

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