College and Graduate Internships
The New-York Historical Society is offering part-time 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:
- Internship applications closed November 14, 2017
- Internship dates: To be determined with supervisor, between February – May, 2018
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.
The link to apply to the 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.
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.
For more information on the College & Graduate Internship Program, contact:
212-873-3400 ext. 505
The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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 Project Manager 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 credit or stipend.
To Register and apply, please CLICK HERE.
The deadline to apply for this internship is December 15, 2017.