Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we will be conducting both spring
semester internship programs, Student Historians and Teen Leaders, via online and distance learning options through the month of April.
STUDENT HISTORIAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct exciting research and share your scholarship through creative digital projects. Meet with professional staff to learn about careers in the museum, library, and history fields; work collaboratively with fellow students to develop public speaking and leadership skills; and engage in hands-on work to deepen your understanding of American history and art. The theme of the program is We the People: Democracy from Athens to America.
Open to: High school students, entering grades 10, 11, 12 or their first year of college in Fall 2020.
Interns with demonstrated financial need may be offered a stipend to participate. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-873-3400 Ext 361.
Upcoming Student Historian Internships:
School Year Cohort:
October 2, 2019 – June 3, 2020 every Wednesday, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
June 30 – August 6, 2020, Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm
Apply here by March 15, 2020!
Selection Process and Timeline:
Please note: It is important that applicants regularly check the email addresses they provided to ensure they do not miss important correspondence.
- Applications and Teacher Recommendations closed on March 15, 2020.
- We will review all completed applications and will be in touch with all applicants by April 7, 2020.
- Select applicants will be invited to participate in online group interviews held at several times between January 27 and April 10, 2020.
- Final selections will be made by April 27, 2020
Major support for the 2019 Student Historian Internship Program is provided by Richard Reiss, the Onassis Foundation USA, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by the GWG Foundation and Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner.
Returning Student Historians, Tech Scholars, and Scholars have the opportunity to participate in paid internships as Teen Leaders, who work in one of two departments:
- Education Teen Leaders create digital interactives that will be on display in museum exhibitions. Interns work with museum curators to research the historical information, find assets and write the script for the digital interactive. They also work with technology consultants to design and build the digital interactive. Offered during the school year and summer!
- Family Programs Teen Leaders meet throughout the academic year to support DiMenna Children’s History Museum’s programming. Explore the Family Programs calendar.
All Teen Leaders are compensated at minimum wage.
School Year: October 1, 2019 – June 2, 2020 every Tuesday, 4:00 – 6:30 pm (excluding NYC public school holidays). Application closed.
Summer: July 1 – August 14, 2020, every Wednesday and Friday, and select other days. 10am – 3pm
Apply here for Education Teen Leaders by April 20, 2020!
Major support for Teen Leaders in 2020 provided by the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund.
Teen Historians Blog
Keep up to date with how teens are making history at the New-York Historical Society. Learn about the students in our current programs, connect with alumni pursuing their academic and professional careers, and explore the stories they have uncovered and the materials they have created.
Explore current and past Teen Leader-designed and facilitated exhibitions:
Playing the President: FDR’s First Hundred Days
In this digital game, players take the role of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he faces the Great Depression and must make important decisions that will benefit the country. Players encounter real decisions that FDR faced, consulting advisors and reviewing background information to make choices. This game is currently on display in the Museum’s Meet the Presidents exhibit, as well as online. Teen Leaders worked with curators to conduct the core research and draft the script for the game's content, and worked with a game design company to develop the concept and framework.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or 212-873-3400 Ext. 361.
Recipient of the 2012 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award