The New-York Historical Society is offering full-time summer 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. Participants are required to work 35 hours a week. Each week, interns will participate in a lunchtime meeting featuring lectures from various N-YHS employees, and attend an outing to other cultural institutions in the NYC area. The Summer Internship Program runs for eight weeks beginning June 13, 2016 through August 5, 2016.
Upcoming Dates to Know:
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
- Internship dates: June 13-August 5, 2016; Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
Please note: Interns must be available every day of the program.
Applicants must be students or recent graduates of either college or graduate school. 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.
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 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm.
For more information on the College & Graduate Internship Program, contact:
212-873-3400 ext. 505
Summer internship applications are now closed. Please check back in May for information on Fall internships.