Interns and Research Assistants

Fall 2020 Intern Roles

Curatorial (Reference): Fulfilling reference requests and locating images in the Gilder Lehrman Collection

Curatorial (Programs): Assisting with Gilder Lehrman Collection programs, including Inside the Vault, Spotlights on Documents, and virtual field trips

Curatorial (Documents): Assisting with the Transcription Project and creating tables of contents in Founding Era periodicals

Development: Prospective donor research and database maintenance

Education (Database): Database maintenance for K–12 and master’s degree programs

Fall 2020 Research Assistant Roles

Education (Citations): Reviewing and adding citations to teaching resources

Education (Outreach): Researching and contacting international schools regarding the EduHam program

Editorial: Researching and updating contact information for History Now contributors


  • Interest in American history and K–12 education is a requirement for all applicants.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all internships are open to candidates enrolled in high school, college, and graduate school.

From Past Remote GLI Interns

“I felt that this internship provided an extremely inclusive environment. Even with the remote internship, I got to work with a wide variety of people who made me a part of the team and who were willing to answer any questions that I had or provide any other help that I required.”

“I know I will use the skills that I gained moving forward in my thesis, and its subsequent presentation, a graduate program, and in a job.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to have a hands-on experience, particularly with the transition towards making everything virtual. I believe this has allowed me to get a more authentic glimpse of the fast paced work of a non-profit.”

To Apply

  1. Complete our application form.
  2. Ask a professor or teacher to send a recommendation for you by email to

The application deadline is Monday, September 28 at 5 p.m. ET. 

For questions regarding the Fall 2020 programs, email

Fall 2020 Interns and Research Assistants

All interns and research assistants will work remotely in Fall 2020. 

All interns and research assistants will be paid $15 per hour and will work up to 10 hours per week.