New York Historical Society

by on August 16, 2008

Check out the latest internship postings from New York Historical Society.

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Do you love history? Are you fascinated by the past? Can you spend hours with your nose in a historical biography and not even realize it? If so, an internship with the New York Historical Society might be a great way to spend part of your fall. Whether you’re a history major who is seriously focused on historical research or a graphic design student who happens to be a history buff, the New York Historical Society has something for you.

The Society is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history, and include 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.

New York Has History… and Great Internships

The New-York Historical Society is offering myriad internship opportunities in New York City for this fall. All internships are part-time and include a $500 stipend. Interns are expected to work 10-12 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. The Society really does have internship opportunities for just about anyone. There are curatorial internships in American and European Art , American Silver, Drawings, 17th-Century Global Trade Exhibition, and Paintings. There’s an internship in Development / Fundraising. There’s an Education internship in the Society’s American Musicals Project and Professional Development. There are also internships in Graphic Design, Law, Manuscripts, Public History, Public Programs, PR / Communications, and Special Events. You can get all the details about each of these internships on the New York Historical Society’s Internships page. The descriptions are extremely in-depth and detailed, so you should get a very good idea of what each internship is about.

Interested applicants must apply by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 2, 2008. You can apply by sending a cover letter indicating how you found out about the internship program and which position/department you are interested in working with, a resume, a 5-10 page writing sample of a research paper, and 2 letters of recommendation. Make sure that you look closely at the specific internship that you are applying for, because the application requirements do vary for some of the internships. You should also make sure that your Letters of Recommendation are e-mailed separately by recommenders with “Recommendation for: Applicant’s Name” in the subject line.

The New York Historical Society truly does seem to have something for everything (ok, there’s nothing in Finance). These look like fantastic opportunities, so make sure that you use the New York Historical Society’s web site to learn a lot about the organization – it will help you write an impressive cover letter.

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Jo August 28, 2009 at 5:56 am

According to the NYHS website the due date for internship applications is 5PM, Monday, September 7.

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