Museum at Eldridge Street

The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark that has been meticulously restored. Opened in 1887, the synagogue is the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Today, it is the only remaining marker of the great wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side that is open to a broad public who wish to visit Jewish New York. Exhibits, tours, cultural events and educational programs tell the story of Jewish immigrant life, explore architecture and historic preservation, inspire reflection on cultural continuity, and foster collaboration and exchange between people of all faiths, heritages and interests.


New York, NY 

Internship Description

Museum at Eldridge Street interns receive broad and hands-on experience in the daily operations of a small history museum. They work closely with several key members of staff, communicate with senior leadership and interact everyday with museum guests and partners. Interns learn to identify and pursue projects that inspire them while learning the details of managing visitor services and admissions. Interns learn to give tours to the public, assist on program management and work independently on other projects. Those may include blog posts, education assistance, marketing campaigns, design work, website management and more.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format


10:00am 5:00pm Yes No In person

Housing Information

New York City's short-term rental and sublet market offers many options for interns staying in the city for the summer term. Additionally, schools like NYU often offer their dorms to non-NYU students during the summer.

Internship Qualifications

  • Proactive, self-starter
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Cultural sensitivity

Additional Qualifications

Previous knowledge of or interest in art history, American history, Jewish history, immigration history, and/or New York City history is a plus.

Writing Sample Required?


Special Requirements

  • Vaccinations 

Additional Information

There may be occasional evening or weekend work, but we would arrange ahead of time to adjust the intern's schedule to not exceed the hours of a regular work week.