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Internships and Service

The following is a partial list of organizations that periodically hire interns for work related to the history major.  Some are part-time, others are full-time for summer or post-graduate work. Some of these opportunities may be incorporated into a for-credit tutorial.  If you are interested in the possibility of receiving academic credit for work on an unpaid internship, please contact Dr. Asif Siddiqi at

Part-Time Internships and Work

The New York Historical Society. 
Variety of different assignments at historical sites in NYC.

History News Network. 
Research and collection of articles for history news website.
Rick Shenkman.

Bronx African American Oral History Project 

Archival research, editing, transcribing of oral history interviews.
Prof. Brian Purnell.

Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History 
Internships in New York City.

European Government Internships.  Educational Programs Abroad 
Placement with European government legislatures and lobbying organizations.  An opportunity for those studying abroad in Europe.

Fordham Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) 
Tutoring Assignments for history courses. 
Biswa Bhowmick, Associate Director for Administration. Ext. 4212 
Stephie Mukherjee, Director.  Ext. 4206

Fordham Community Service Program 
Opportunities in a wide variety of tutoring, advocacy, and community outreach projects. 
Sandra Lobo Jost, Director.  Nicholas Napolitano, Assistant. 
McGinley Center 101, Ext 4510

Part-time Internships in Museums

American Craft Museum [click on programs for youths/school]

American Folk Art Museum [docent program for teens]

American Museum of Natural History

American Numismatic Society

Artists Space [click on Internships/Volunteer]

Asia Society and Museum

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Brooklyn Museum of Art

Carnegie Hall/Rose Museum

The Children’s Museum of the Arts [outreach and internships]

The Cloisters

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Dahesh Museum

Dia Center for the Arts
The Drawing Center

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Ellis Island Museum [scroll down to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island]

The Frick Collection

Grey Art Gallery

Guggenheim, Solomon R. and Soho

Hayden Planetarium

International Center of Photography

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

The Jewish Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Merchant’s House Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Morgan Library

The Mount Vernon Hotel House and Garden

Municipal Art Society

El Museo del Barrio  [go to education programs/students]

Museum for African Art

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the Moving Image
National Academy Museum [click on join us: docent/volunteers]
National Design Museum

National Museum of the American Indian

New Museum of Contemporary Art

New York City Police Museum

New York Hall of Science

New York Historical Society

New York Public Library

PS1 Contemporary Art Center

Pierpont Morgan Library

Rose Center for Earth and Space

Schomburg Center

Seaman's Church Institute

Snug Harbor Cultural Center [scroll down to question about volunteering]
South Street Seaport Museum

Studio Museum in Harlem

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

Full-time (Summer and Post-Grad)

Matteo Ricci Summer Fellowships
For excellent students doing research or taking programs related to the pursuit of prestigious fellowships and scholarships.
John Kezel.

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth. 
Paid positions as teaching assistants and resident assistants in summer program for advanced high school students.  Various sites across the United States.

Student Conservation Association 
Expense-paid Internships ranging from 12 weeks to 12 months in national parks, historical sites.  Assignments in administration, archaeology and anthropology, environmental, museum, public relations and other work

Jesuit Volunteer Corps
National and international placement in a diverse range of assignments promoting social justice.

Inner-City Teaching Corps 
Organization seeks top college graduates for teaching assignments in inner-city Chicago Schools.  Volunteers earn alternative teacher certification from the state of Illinois along with credits toward a Masters in Education from Northwestern.
Lauren Fiamingo.  Assistant Director.
Phone:  773-265-7244.

Teach for America
Organization seeks top college graduates for two-year teaching assignments in public schools throughout the United States.  Salary, AmeriCorps awards, opportunity to work toward certification and Masters in Education.
1-800-832-1230, x225.

United States Peace Corps
Two-Year assignments abroad working in education and development.

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