2016 Fall Internships

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is offering three fall internships for high school and college students as part of the Development and Education Departments and the Online Courses program. The positions are set to begin as soon as possible. Internships are typically unpaid; if you have a financial hardship and you would need to be paid, please explain this in your application.

TO APPLY

  1. Send a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected].
  2. Ask a teacher or professor to send a recommendation for you by email to [email protected].

For questions regarding the internships, email [email protected] or call 646-366-9666, ext 27.

Gilder Lehrman Institute Overview

Founded in 1994 by philanthropists Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a New York–based national nonprofit devoted to the teaching and learning of American history. The Institute draws on top scholars, an unparalleled collection of original historical documents, and a national network of Affiliate Schools to create a broad range of innovative resources, help new generations of students learn about American history in a way that is engaging and memorable, and promote critical thinking and excellent writing.


Development Intern

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • Database and Mailings
    • Confirm and update foundation contact information
    • Organize and standardize existing donor and prospect files
    • Provide support with mailings to donors and prospects
  • Departmental Support
    • Maintain state-by-state fact sheets
    • Create physical & digital filing system for external ephemera (annual reports, invites, press)
  • Events
    • Assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events
  • Research and Writing
    • Identify and research potential funding sources, including foundations, corporations, and individuals
    • Create prospect profiles, including biographical and financial information
    • Assist in putting together donor solicitation materials, including informational packets and electronic presentations

Required skills include

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Quick thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with database systems and/or Excel a plus

Hours: Negotiable

Education Intern

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • National History Teacher of the Year Award (NHTOY)
    • Compile data regarding NHTOY applicants and winners
    • Process and compile applications as they arrive
  • Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars
    • Assist seminar staff in planning 2017 Teacher Seminars
    • Compile data for independent school outreach
  • Online Courses
    • Assist online course staff in setting up Moodle course pages for Spring 2016 courses.
  • Teaching Literacy through History (TLTH)
    • Collate packets for TLTH programs
    • Assist Education Department with program logistics
    • Input evaluations from TLTH programs

Required skills include

  • Highly organized with close attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Quick thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, and Powerpoint

Hours: 15 to 20 hours a week (hours negotiable)