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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 $11.00/hour or receive academic credit, depending on the intern’s school requirements.

Upcoming Dates to Know:

Applications Close: Friday, December 30, 2016
Application Interviews: January 2-14, 2017

Summer Applications Open: February 2017
Summer Applications Close: April 2017

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:
212-873-3400 ext. 293

American Paintings and Sculpture Internship
Intern needed to work with the Associate Curator of American Art on permanent collection and exhibition projects connected to the New-York Historical Society’s holdings of American painting and sculpture. This internship is conceived as an apprenticeship with strong academic underpinnings.  The intern will gain direct exposure to the activities of a major curatorial department. He or she will have the opportunity to deal with collections and bibliographic materials, to perform institutional and archival research, to work on electronic data entry, and to contribute to the planning and installation of exhibitions.  The experience will provide training in issues of connoisseurship and offer direct engagement with objects.  The candidate must be enrolled in an Art History or Museum Studies program, ideally at the graduate level. The intern needs to demonstrate a strong background in the field of American art, and possess excellent research, writing, and communication skills, as well as computer proficiency. This internship can be completed for pay or credit. To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Creative: Tronvig Group