Student Opportunities

Student Historian Internship Program

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, July 11 - August 17 2023, 10 am-3 pm
Apply here by April 9, 2023!

Student Historian interns are high school-aged students who use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct exciting research and share their scholarship through creative digital projects. Interns meet with professional staff to learn about careers in the museum, library, and history fields; work collaboratively with fellow students to develop their public speaking and leadership skills; and engage in hands-on work to deepen their understanding of American history. The theme of the internship is Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’ America.

Interns who attend a Title 1 School or are eligible for free or reduced lunch will 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. Participation in this program can be used to fulfill the extracurricular requirement for the NYSED Seal of Civic Readiness. We accept 25 interns per cohort. This internship takes place in person.

Tech Scholars: Web Design 

Monday–Friday, July 24–28, 2023, 10 am – 3 pm
Apply here by April 30, 2023!

Explore how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Be a digital changemaker and create your own websites to share powerful stories about women in history. Open to students who self-identify as women.

Game Design

Monday–Friday, August 7–11, 2023, 10 am – 3 pm
Apply here by April 30, 2023!

Create your own digital game based on history!  Research, conceptualize, and create your own 2D game inspired by the collections at New-York Historical Society.