The New York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society Summer Internship Program

Sponsored by Bernard and Irene Schwartz
The New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society, a preeminent educational and research institution, is home to both New York City’s oldest museum and one of the nation’s most distinguished independent research libraries. Founded in 1804, the society is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs and fostering research that reveals the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. The society's holdings cover four centuries of American history and constitute one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States as seen through the prism of New York City and State. Forty thousand of the society’s most treasured pieces are on permanent display in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, and a self-guided audio tour brings these artifacts to life with anecdotes and stories. The collections provide the foundation for exploration of the nation’s richly layered past and support the society’s mission to provide a forum for debate and examination of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

Internship Positions Available in

  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Development
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Library
  • Museum and Curatorial
  • Operations
  • Public Programs
  • Visitor Services 

Compensation and Hour Requirements

The New-York Historical Society Summer Internship Program is full-time. Students are expected to work Monday through Friday (35 hours per week) for eight weeks. Each intern receives a stipend of $2,000 after the eight weeks.

Application Process

All interested students can apply directly to the New-York Historical Society Internship Program by following this link: New York Historical Society Internships