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Internships and Service


Internships can be a valuable experience for undergraduate and graduate students. Internships give students new and useful skills. Students gain historical skills: reading and understanding a range of evidence, interpreting and gauging different sources and viewpoints, making clear, evidence-based arguments, assessing and critiquing existing scholarship; practical skills: project development and management, working in groups, professional writing and oral communication, software and programming literacy, leadership qualities, time management; and helps professional development by networking with professionals in the field, building relationships with professional institutions, and resume building.

Students can take internships either for pay or for credit. They can take the internship as either a tutorial (more reading/writing) or as a supervised internship (less reading/writing). The number of credits determines the amount of work they do for the instructor. It could be from 1 to 4. Students receiving credit for an internship need to fill out the following form. If you have any further questions, please contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisors Dr. Sal Acosta (RH) and Dr. Christopher Maginn (LC), or the Director of Grad Studies, Dr. Rosemary Wakeman.

For more information about internshps and job opportunities, visit Career Services.

Opportunities at Fordham:

Bronx African American Oral History Project
Archival research, editing, transcribing of oral history interviews.
Contact Prof. Mark Naison at

Fordham Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Tutoring Assignments for history courses.
Stephie Mukherjee, Director (RH). Ext. 4205
Elena Vranich, Director (LC) Ext. 6235

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

Opportunities in New York City:

Historical and Cultural Institutions:

American Numismatic Society
The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other related objects.
75 Varick Street, 11th Fl New York, NY 10013

Asia Society and Museum
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street) New York, NY, 10021

Carnegie Hall/Rose Museum
The Rose Museum chronicles Carnegie Hall's history. It exhibits its archival treasures to the public−including concert programs, photographs, autographed posters, musical manuscripts, and video−to tell the history of the building and the events that made it famous.
154 West 57th Street, Second Floor

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, the last farmhouse in Manhattan, is a vital cultural asset in New York City. The mission of DFMA is to support the preservation of the historic site, to be a catalyst for engaging, adventuresome programming and to be a good neighbor and a dynamic resource for the community.
4881 Broadway @ 204th Street | New York, NY

Ellis Island Museum
The French Renaissance Revival structure, restored to its 1918 - 1924 appearance, tells the moving tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through the golden door of Ellis Island.

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

Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the nation's leading American history organization dedicated to K-12 education. The Institute's mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.
49 W. 45th Street, 6th Floor · NYC, NY 10036

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

The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture, from ancient to contemporary.
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The Tenement Museum preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, America's iconic immigrant neighborhood; forges emotional connections between visitors and immigrants past and present; and enhances appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America's evolving national identity.
103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Merchant's House Museum
Through public programs and exhibitions, restoration of its landmark building, and conservation of its original collections, the Museum educates the public about the domestic life of a wealthy merchant family and their four Irish servants, 1835-1865, when the mercantile seaport of New York City emerged as a growing metropolis.
29 East Fourth Street, New York, NY 10003

The Morgan Library
The most influential financier in this country's history, Pierpont Morgan was also a voracious collector. He bought on an astonishing scale, collecting art objects in virtually every medium, including the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts that are the core of The Morgan Library & Museum's holdings.
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016

The Mount Vernon Hotel House and Garden
The Museum shares and promotes historical knowledge for the education and enjoyment of the public through engaging interpretation and programs. The Museum presents its 1799 building and grounds as the Mount Vernon Hotel, which served day customers and travelers from 1826 to 1833.
421 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065

Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation.
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.

National Museum of the American Indian
The museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions-as well as a range of public programs, including music and dance performances, films, and symposia-explore the diversity of the Native people of the Americas.
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004

New York City Police Museum
The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, the world's largest and most famous police service.
Pershing Hall, Building 125 Governors Island

New York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today.
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024

New York Public Library
The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. Includes the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Snug Harbor is a place where history, architecture, visual and performing arts, gardens, agriculture, and education come together and provide dynamic experiences for all ages. It is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America and is one of New York City's unique architectural complexes and historic landscapes.
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

South Street Seaport Museum
South Street Seaport Museum is a cultural institution dedicated to telling the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States.
12 Fulton St New York, NY 10038

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
This is the boyhood home of the first U.S. president to be born in New York City. Raised in a townhouse at 28 E. 20th St., Theodore Roosevelt would grow up to be our 26th President and become immortalized on Mount Rushmore. However, he started life as a sickly yet bright boy who exercised to improve his health and began a lifelong passion for the "strenuous life."
28 East 20th Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway.

Art Museums:

American Folk Art Museum
The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the creative expressions of self-taught artists, past and present.
2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Ave. Between 65th and 66th Sts, New York City

Artists Space
Artists Space is a non-profit art gallery and arts organization and has been the site of provocative discussion and experimentation within contemporary artistic debate.
55 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

Bronx Museum of the Arts
Specializing in contemporary art by New Yorkers of Latin, Asian & African-American descent.
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456

The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The goal of the Brooklyn Museum of Art is to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities.
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

The Cloisters
The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, is the branch of the Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe.
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Its collections and exhibitions explore approximately 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity.
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Dahesh Museum
The Dahesh Museum of Art is the only institution in the United States devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting works by Europe's academically trained artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
145 Sixth Avenue, between Spring and Dominick Streets (across from Soho Park), New York, NY 10013-1548

Dia Center for the Arts
Dia Art Foundation is a nonprofit organization that initiates, supports, presents, and preserves art projects
535, 541 and 545 West 22nd Street , New York, New York 10011

The Drawing Center
The Drawing Center is a nonprofit exhibition space that focuses on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary.
35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013

The Frick Collection
The Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.
1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

Grey Art Gallery
As a university art museum, the Grey Art Gallery functions to collect, preserve, study, document, interpret, and exhibit the evidence of human culture.
100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003

The Solomon R. Guggenheim
With its exhibitions of Solomon Guggenheim's somewhat eccentric art collection, the unusual gallery provides many visitors with their first encounter with great works by Vasily Kandinsky, as well as works by his followers, including Rudolf Bauer, Alice Mason, Otto Nebel, and Rolph Scarlett
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173

International Center of Photography
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.
250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods.
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Municipal Art Society
For nearly 125 years, The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has worked to educate and inspire New Yorkers to engage in the betterment of our city.
488 Madison Ave #1900, New York, NY 10022

El Museo del Barrio
The mission of El Museo del Barrio is to present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States.
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Museum for African Art (The Africa Center)
The Africa Center's work is premised on the idea that this emerging market of one billion people, characterized by extraordinary diversity and complexity, is inescapably relevant to building a prosperous and secure future.
One Museum Mile at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street on the northeast corner of Central Park

Museum of Modern Art
Their evolving collection contains almost 200,000 works of modern and contemporary art.
1 1 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019

Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image is the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms.
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) Astoria, NY 11106

National Academy Museum
The Academy Museum celebrates the visual journey of the arts in America. Marked by discovery, experimentation and innovation, the Museum's permanent collection-comprised of artist-submitted works-offers profound insights into the story of American art.
1083 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10128

New Museum of Contemporary Art
The New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan's only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

PS1 Contemporary Art Center
An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world.
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

Studio Museum in Harlem
The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.
144 West 125th Street, New York, New York

Science and Technology:

American Museum of Natural History
The museum collections contain over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts.
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036

New York Hall of Science
NYSCI's mission is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens through an approach we call Design Make Play.
47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368

Children's and Educational Institutions:

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
150 Eastern Parkway, 455 Flatbush Avenue, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Children's Museum's mission is to provide first cultural experiences for children and families that inspire curiosity, creativity, and lifelong love of learning.
145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213

The Children's Museum of the Arts
CMA is a nonprofit arts facility that brings hands-on art programming to children throughout New York City.
103 Charlton St. NYC

Opportunities outside of New York:

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.

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

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.


Service is defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone. Below are organizations with service opportunities all over the world.

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.
Contact 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.
Phone: 1-800-832-1230, x225

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