Internship Opportunities

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Get involved in the history

Interns play a significant and valued role at the NYG&B, carrying out challenging tasks that make an important and visible difference. 

Summer Internships for College and High School students

Each summer the NYG&B assembles a team of highly capable and industrious young people to participate as summer interns, giving them meaningful work experience and mentoring them on their own family history research. Interns will develop content for our website and our publications, digitize and transcribe archival material, participate in social media and marketing projects, and conduct their own family history research.
Internships are generally eight weeks long, pay a $100 weekly stipend, and require a three-day commitment focused on NYG&B assignments and a fourth day spent on a personal genealogical project.  Most interns are enrolled in college; highly qualified high school students may also apply. Academic internships for college and library school credit (see below) and individual internships are also available year-round.


Successful candidates must demonstrate attention to detail, good organizational skills, a comfort with technology, and an enthusiasm for history and research.  In addition, good writing skills and experience with social and digital media will be helpful.  Training will be provided on the Raiser’s Edge database.

How to Apply

Interested students should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Interviews are required and may be conducted by phone or in person. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Sponsor an Intern

A $1,000 contribution will sponsor a summer intern, providing a rewarding experience for the student and assisting the NYG&B to improve services to our members. Please contact Cathy Michelsen, Director of Development,, 212-755-8532, ext. 208.


Academic Internships

The NYG&B is pleased to offer academic internships for school credit to:


  • Graduate students in the fields of library and information science, archival management, and records management.  

  • College students in the fields of history, American Studies, communications, digital media, and other relevant fields.

  • Academic internships will be tailored to a student’s academic needs and the NYG&B’s institutional goals.  Interested students should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Interviews are required. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.