Internships

Each year the NYG&B assembles a team of highly capable and industrious individuals, providing each with meaningful work experience.

Play a Role in the Future of New York's Past

Interns play a significant and valued role at the NYG&B, carrying out challenging tasks that make an important and visible difference. Each year the NYG&B assembles a team of highly capable and industrious individuals, providing each with meaningful work experience. In addition to hands-on experience in a variety of areas throughout the organization, interns also have the opportunity to work on a personal family history research project while also working alongside a member of the NYG&B team.

    The NYG&B offers a variety of internship experiences including:

    Digital content development Social media and marketing
    Publishing Genealogical research
    Volunteer management Event management
    Non-profit administration Development
    Database management Digitization and transcription projects

    To Apply

    E-mail a resume and cover letter to intern@nygbs.org. Interviews are required and may be conducted by phone or in person. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful candidates must demonstrate attention to detail, good organizational skills, and a comfort with technology. 

    Internships are generally eight weeks long, pay a $100 weekly stipend, and require a three-day commitment focused on NYG&B assignments and a fourth day spent on a personal genealogical project. Most interns are enrolled in college; highly qualified high school students may also apply. Academic internships for college and library school credit (see below) and individual internships are also available year-round.

     

    Academic Internships

    The NYG&B is pleased to offer academic internships for school credit to:

    • Graduate students in the fields of library and information science, archival management, and records management.  

    • College students in the fields of history, American Studies, communications, digital media, and other relevant fields.

    Academic internships will be tailored to a student’s academic needs and the NYG&B’s institutional goals.  Interested students should e-mail a resume and cover letter to intern@nygbs.org. Interviews are required. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

     

    Sponsor an Intern

    A $1,000 contribution will sponsor an intern during a single year, providing a rewarding experience for the student and assisting the NYG&B to improve services to our members. Make a contribution today, contact us via email (development@nygbs.org) or call 212-755-8532, ext. 208 for further details.