Some of the sites where History students have done internships to date include
- Old Bethpage Village
- The New York State Legislature
- A Minorities Educational Development Program
- Offices of a Nassau County judge.
- New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400
Description (from the website): Semester interns are asked to commit to a part-time schedule of 8-10 hours per week for 10-12 weeks. Information about the Fall 2011 internship program at the New-York Historical Society will be available on this website beginning in July 2011. The deadline for applications will be Thursday, September 15, 2011.
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
125 Broad Street,
New York, NY 10004
Description: Legal internships. Students will be involved with either the ACLUF national security project, ACLU LGBT & AIDS project, ACLUF immigrants' rights project, or ACLUF affiliate support and advocacy department.
- Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530
Description: Volunteers – Airplane restoration, docents, archives etc.
- Sagamore Hill
20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
Phone: (516) 922-4788
For Sagamore Hill: http://www.nps.gov/sahi/index.htm
NPS internships: http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/jobsforstudents.htm
Description: Volunteer positions available, they are flexible and willing to work with students to get credit from the university for their work. Ask for Josh, who is the volunteer coordinator.
- Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Road
Centerport, New York 11721-0605
Phone: (631) 854-5555
Description: Called, and then sent an email per their request. This museum is known primarily for its planetarium but on site is also the old Vanderbilt Mansion which serves as a museum dealing with the era in which the family resided in it.
- Northport Historical Society and Museum
215 Main Street
P.O. Box 545
Northport, NY 11768
Phone: (631) 757-9859
Description: No current format exist for interns, but they are very interested in setting something up with those who wish to peruse it.
- Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 222-4111
Description: The Brooklyn Historical Society offers a variety of opportunities for historically based internships such as, oral history interns, public programs/visitor services interns, development/membership interns, education interns, and interns in research to assist their In Pursuit of Freedom program. Please see their website for more details.
- Tenement Museum
108 Orchard Street
Manhattan, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 982-8420
Description: For internships see the above website, they each have their own specific set of instructions and interesting descriptions. They also offer many volunteer positions.
- Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 908- 4110
Description: A place where no one answers the phone, or they redirect you to Barneys. I don't understand. Left a message, they should get back to us.
- Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 966-4782
Description: The Museum at Eldridge Street concerns itself with the Eldridge Street Synagogue built in 1887 and the life of Jewish immigrants at eh turn of the last century. To apply for an internship go to the link given above and follow the given instructions.
- King Manor Museum
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 206-0545
Description: Called and sent an email, they will get back to us
- Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 783-0077
Description: There are currently no internships listed on the site, but they will have information available by August. The museum works to advance the public's understanding and appreciation of the moving imagine, and that includes the history of film, television, and digital media.
- Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: (718) 478-8274
Description: The museum has an active internship program in which students can intern in numerous specialized fields, such as Archival Studies, African American Studies, and American History. They request that interested applicant send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
- The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, New York 10040
Phone: (212) 923-3700
Description: A museum under the auspices of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters focuses on the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Applications for paid internships must be turned in a year before the internships is to take place. Currently internships for the 2011-2012 school year is closed; you can apply for 2012-2013 starting fall 2011. See above website for more information.
- National Museum of the American Indian – The George Gustav Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 514-3700
Description: The George Gustav Heye Center is a museum showcasing indigenous American culture through the present. Various internship opportunities are available but the position of Cultural Interpreter will likely be the most alluring to a history major. See above website for further details.
- Office of the County Clerk – Nassau
Nassau County Clerk
240 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
Description: The county clerk's office deals mostly with securing and maintaining records, as well as providing information to the public. The statement given on the website states that they are looking for students "considering a career in law, public administration, finance, communications, journalism and / or archival history to join our staff." Students who wish to apply should send a resume and a brief cover letter explaining what they will gain from their experience to the above address.
- District Attorney's Office – Nassau
262 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
Description: Working in the district attorney's office is a wonderful opportunity for history students hoping to go onto law school. According to the website "If possible, interns will assist the attorneys in preparing cases for trial, investigation or appeal." Please send a cover letter, resume, and intern application (found on the above site) to the address given above.
- County Executive- Nassau
Special Projects, County Executive Office
Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Avenue
Mineola, New York 11501-4898
Description: This internship is only open to residents of Nassau County or students who are currently attending college in Nassau County. Each intern is assigned to a member of the Special Projects Team who will monitor their overall performance, while the interns specific office will be in charge of their day to day progress. Interns must work ten hours a week and attend all seminars given. Send the application form either by email, fax, or mail. See the website listed above for further details.
- Office of the Mayor – New York City
Description: The Office of the Mayor offers a wide variety of opportunities, from working with the Mayor's Office of Special projects to the Office of Immigrant Affairs. The application must be submitted online and can be accessed at the site given above.
- Town of North Hempstead – Internship Program
Internship Program Director
Town of North Hempstead
220 Plandome Rd.
Manhasset, NY 11030
Description: From the website: "The Internship Program provides students with work-related assignments that are connected to their academic major or general interest. A great deal of care is taken on the part of the Town to make sure that interns receive a work experience that integrates theory learned in the classroom with practical workplace skill development and work ethic."
- National Archives – New York City
201 Varick Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (866) 840-1752
Description: The National Archives houses countless important documents, and with numerous locations throughout the United States they make interning for a government organization possible without having to travel to Washington D.C. Internships are available in Beginning Archives, Advanced Archives, Preservation, Education, and Marketing. See the above website for more information.
- Community Outreach & Grant Writer – The City of New York Civilian Review Board
Dawn Fuentes, Director of Community Relations and Training
40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 676-6037
Description: Responsibilities pertaining to this internship include "Researching and identifying relevant constituencies and organizations", "Researching grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs on behalf of the Civilian Complaint Review Board" and much more. See the website above for additional information.
- African American Museum
110 North Franklin St
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 572-0730
Description: I called them, the receptionist took our phone number and said she will pass the inquiry onto the director.