New-York Historical Society

by justineh

PICS Organization Name
New-York Historical Society


New York, New York 

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Sarah Levy '19

Organization Description
Founded in 1804 to acquire and preserve documentation on the history and culture of the new nation.  Today we have a staff of more than 150, a robust exhibit schedule, nightly public programs, and a large education and outreach program.  The Library has over 500,000 volumes and 17,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts relating to the history of the country and in particular of New York.

Internship Description
Intern will work to compile a guide to holdings of Jewish Americana in manuscript collections, from the 17th century to 20th.  This will involve research into the content of collections, the history of the period being studied, etc.

Internship Qualifications

  • Knowledge and interest in American History.
  • Ability to read manuscripts, letters, and written documents
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Interest in and some knowledge of Jewish history and culture in America

Expected Start Time

Expected End Time

Required Dates

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
Routine background check required. 

May involve some research at the New York Public Library.

Housing in NYC is always tight.  Short-term sub-lets on the Upper West Side can almost always be found. International House at Columbia may have space. 

Evaluation Excerpt

I loved what I was doing. It was really enjoyable work and there was great support. So interesting! Sometimes it didn't even feel like work. But of course looking at my 40 page bibliography at the end of the summer fills me with pride- it was certainly a product of hard work. 
—Sarah Levy '19

To see whether this internship is still accepting applications for 2018, please check the Second Round page.


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Student Program