Internships

Spring 2014 Internships

Connor Gaudet, New York Public Library

Alexandra Giffen, Public Design Commission of the City of New York

Jennie Joyce, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

Emily King, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Emily Kramer, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Archive

Shannon McDonald, Brooklyn Historical Society

Heather Mulliner, New-York Historical Society

William Twersky, New-York Historical Society

Spring 2013 Internships

Rachel Corbman, Fales Library, New York University

Aly DesRochers, Center for Alternative Photography/Penumbra Foundation

Shannon Elliott, Brooklyn Historical Society

Bonnie Gordon, American Field Service Archives

Nicole Greenhouse, Center for Migration Studies

Kerry Heimer, New York University Archives 

Salome Jeronimo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

Stephanie Krom, September 11 Memorial Museum

Maggie Langlinais, The National Archive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

Margaret Lee, Museum of the City of New York

Virginia Pastor, Rutgers University Archives and Special Collections

Erin Shaw, New York Historical Society Manuscripts Department

About Internships

As part of the required Internship Seminar, every student in the program completes 120 hours of unpaid work at an archives or public history organization in the New York area, ordinarily for 8 hours per week for the duration of 15 weeks during the spring semester.

If your organization has an internship opportunity, you can e-mail the Director, Dr. Peter Wosh, with a brief description of the internship project.

If you are a graduate student looking for a summer internship or an internship outside New York, look through the Society of American Archivists’ list of Archival Internships and the National Council on Public History’s list of Public History Internships. You might also try for an internship at the National Archives and Records Administration or at the Smithsonian Institution, both in Washington, DC.

Internship Guidelines

The student / intern will . . .

  1. Work 8 hours per week at the internship site for the duration of 15 weeks for a total of 120 hours;
  2. Maintain a descriptive log throughout the course of the internship, turning it in at designated times throughout the semester to the course instructor;
  3. Incorporate issues arising from their internship work into class discussions throughout the semester; and
  4. Evaluate the internship site/supervisor/project at the conclusion of the experience.

In addition, the intern is expected to arrive on time or notify the supervisor when s/he cannot be on time, to complete assigned work to the best of her/his ability, and otherwise to conduct her/himself in a professional manner.

The internship site supervisor will . . .

  1. Provide both the course instructor and the intern with a basic written description of what the intern’s work will entail before the project begins;
  2. Instruct the intern in relevant professional techniques whenever necessary;
  3. Oversee the intern’s actual work; and
  4. Write both a brief mid-term evaluation and a final evaluation of the student.

The internship site supervisor is also expected to make sure the intern has a respectful and professional environment in which to work.

The course instructor will . . .

  1. Choose and approve internship sites;
  2. Place interns with internship sites, making every effort to match students with sites that fit their specific areas of interest;
  3. Visit each internship site during the course of the semester to discuss progress; and
  4. Evaluate the actual project prepared by the student during the internship.

The course instructor will help make sure as far as possible that both the internship supervisor and the intern are satisfied with the internship experience.

Spring 2012 Internships

Kate Feighery, Tamiment Library

Megan Findling, New York Historical Society

Alex Gelfand, New York University Archives

Jonathan Lawler, United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History

Janice Liao, Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives

Hanan Ohayon, Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscript Library

Jackie Rider, New York Philharmonic Archives

Rachel Schimke, New York Historical Society

Heather Wilson, American Social History Project 

Claire Wolford, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Spring 2011 Internships

Dennis Riley, The American Jewish Historical Society

Brendan Dolan Brooklyn Historical Society

Hester Goodwin Brooklyn Historical Society

Laura Newsome, New York Public Library  

Rachel E. Greer WNYC

Catherine Falzone, Museum of Chinese in America

Lygia Guimaraes, New York Public Library

Catriona Schlosser, Museum of American Finance

Alison Lotto, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library 

Katie Ehrlich, Museum of the City of New York

Cassie Brewer, New York Historical Society Library 

Maggie Schreiner, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Jacqueline Colognesi, New York Historical Society 

Ashley Levine, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at the New York Historical Society


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