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The Whitney Museum of American Art Fall Internship

The Whitney's Internship program offers a semester-long paid internship to undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited academic program. If you are a college student interested in learning more about how museums work or are considering a museum career, we encourage you to apply. Interns are assigned to specific departments across the Museum where they assist professional staff, interact with the public, conduct research, provide administrative support, and learn about modern and contemporary American art. For Fall 2024, interns commit between 16–21 hours per week over 10–12 weeks for a total of 200 hours.
Pay rate: $3,000 Stipend
Academic Credit available

DEADLINE: July 26, 2024

New York Amsterdam News Fall Internship

Intern positions are available in our editorial and digital departments. Amsterdam News interns must be located in the New York City area and have a passion for writing about the Black community. Interns will be required to participate in weekly video conference meetings with staff, editors, and the internship coordinator. Interns are provided with significant opportunities to boost their professional profiles plus ongoing references as they seek opportunities in media or other fields.

DEADLINE: July 27, 2024

The New York Historical Society Fall Internship

The York Historical Society offers internships in both Museum and Library divisions for college students. From modeling creative exhibition layouts to researching with our curators and educators, our interns experience unparalleled career development and cultivate fruitful professional relationships. This internship program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s leaders and prepare you for future public service opportunities. Interns are provided a unique vantage point from which to observe and participate in government work.
Pay Rate: $16/hr.

DEADLINE: August 2, 2024

Senator Kristen Gillibrand Fall Internship

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s New York City office hosts a team of highly motivated, dedicated, and civic-minded student interns each academic semester. The program is designed to cultivate and mentor young leaders and develop them for future public service opportunities. Working directly with the senator’s staff gives students a unique perspective to observe and engage with government work. Interns are placed in functional departments in the senator’s New York City office including Constituent Affairs, Community Outreach, and Operations. Legal interns correspond with federal agencies to advocate for constituents through casework.
Pay Rate: $300 Stipend
Academic Credit Available

DEADLINE: August 5, 2024

The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Fall Internship

The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office is looking for a highly motivated Communications intern, a Community Boards intern, and an Intergovernmental Affairs and Appointments intern. Some requirements for these positions are excellent verbal and written communication skills and problem-solving skills. Organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask and prioritize duties and knowledge of New York City’s policy landscape, and Brooklyn and interest in its neighborhoods/communities a plus. The work schedule is flexible based on the candidate’s schedule.

DEADLINE: August 9, 2024

Office of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Fall Internship

The Office of the 9th Congressional District is seeking Fall interns to be a part of their team. Interns will assist with office and community events, act as a representative for the office including verbal communications with constituents, and serve as a liaison during events/community meetings, as required. Prior office experience is a plus, i.e., answering phones, using Microsoft Office, general computer skills, etc. Additionally, An interest in social policy and familiarity with the issues facing Brooklyn will be helpful.
Academic Credit Available

DEADLINE: August 30, 2024

Student Intern Program at the Department of Civil Service

The New New York Leaders Student Intern Program provides college students with the unique opportunity to work in state government where they receive valuable hands-on program experience and are introduced to the value of a career in public service. The Student Intern Program welcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities throughout New York State. Each intern works in a particular area within a New York State executive branch agency or department and has opportunities to gain valuable experience, interact with government leaders and policymakers, and perform rewarding and meaningful work.
Pay Rate: $17hr.
Academic Credit Available

DEADLINE: September 4, 2024

Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring Internship

The Museum offers internship opportunities for college students interested in careers in art museums. Join a community of interns to gain professional skills and learn about museum practice. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. For example, students majoring in computer science might apply to intern in the Digital or Information Systems & Technology departments. Engineering students might be interested in the Buildings and Construction Department. Art history and other humanities students gain valuable experience in curatorial departments, as well as Editorial, Education, and Development. Studio art, design, or photography majors have thrived in areas like Digital, Design, or Imaging. The Department of Scientific Research welcomes students with a strong background in science.
Pay Rate: $22/hr.

DEADLINE: September 18, 2024

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (Spring)

Gain valuable work experience through paid internships at federal agencies nationwide such as NASA, USDA, and the Library of Congress. HACU matches a student’s career interests, educational background, and previous work or volunteer experience with the needs and demands of our federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency medical insurance, biweekly stipend, and attend an intern orientation. Throughout the internship, students also have the opportunity to participate in professional development, networking, and cultural activities.
Pay Rate: $470/wk.
Academic Credit Available

DEADLINE: October 18, 2024

Brooklyn Museum Spring Internship

As a Brooklyn Museum intern, you’ll join a dynamic group of emerging arts professionals to re-envision the future of museums while gaining workplace skills through hands-on, real-world projects. Selected interns will be paired with a supervisor and integrated into one of the museum’s departments, participating fully in day-to-day workplace activities and projects with the guidance of full-time staff members. In addition to gaining extensive work experience, interns will also attend seminars that focus on the role of museums in society today and include intimate conversations with Museum staff. Seminars include intimate conversations with Brooklyn Museum curators, conservators, educators, and collection and exhibition specialists, as well as invited artists and outside experts. Interns also visit local museums and other cultural institutions.
Pay Rate: $17/hr.

DEADLINE: November 3, 2024

Office of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Your interest in Senator Schumer’s internship program is a positive indication that you are an informed member of your community with a willingness to learn and contribute significantly to the Legislative branch of our government. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy. While applicants from all backgrounds will be considered, students from New York are strongly encouraged to apply. Interns in the state offices assist staff with constituent service work, our scheduling team or are press team. Paid internships are available to interns who have been accepted into the internship program and are able to certify financial need and meet eligibility criteria.
Pay Rate: $1,000 – $1,500 Stipend

Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

The Borgen Project Internship

The Borgen Project have several internship and volunteer openings that may be of interest to you, these range from HR, PR/Marketing to writing and journalism. All internship and volunteer programs provide experience in advocacy, mobilizing and fundraising, coupled with real industry exposure and an insight into the nonprofit world. Borgen Project remote internships are work from home roles, weekly deadlines must be met, meetings will be held online and a weekly update of your progress submitted.
Academic Credit


Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program

The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program is a team of dedicated professionals focused on providing individuals with meaningful college experience, relationships and life. Currently, we are establishing a team of devoted college student mentors to provide support to students with intellectual disabilities. College Mentors will provide academic, internship, community and social supports to students enrolled in Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program.

Mentors are thoroughly trained and supervised by our program coordinator and are involved in a variety of activities with our students.



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