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Internships at the Gilder Lehrman Institute provide a strong foundation in various aspects of the museum, archives, and education professions as well as an introduction to working in a nonprofit organization. All interns will be paid $15 per hour.

Funding for internships at the Gilder Lehrman Collection is provided thanks to a generous grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.



  • 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.

Please note that while we welcome applicants from outside New York City, the internship program does not provide housing. Interns are responsible for their own lodging.

To Apply

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

Summer 2020 internship positions will be announced in late December. For questions regarding the internships, email or call 646-366-9666, ext 127.