In addition to classroom studies, undergraduate history majors in our department have the opportunity to do internships with major cultural and arts instituions throughout New York City.

The course is officially titled History 5100 (3 credits), and provides history students with an opportunity to apply their skills in research, bibliography, and analysis of historical data by working for a semester in a historical society, museum, institute, archive, or similar organization. Students work under the supervision of both the employer and faculty advisor and write a paper related to their project.

Our students have been able to gain work experience with the following organizations:

  • Bronx African American History Program (through Fordham)
  • Margaret Sanger Papers Project (at NYU)
  • General Theological Seminary (new this year)
  • NY Municipal Archives (new this year)
  • American Jewish Historical Society
  • New York Police Museum
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Gay and Lesbian Community Center Archives
  • Staten Island Museum
  • Museum of American Finance (new this year)
  • Museum of the Chinese in America
  • New York Transit Museum
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not
  • Consulate General of Korea
  • Turkish Chamber of Commerce
  • New York Society of Medicine
  • Tibet House (new this year)
  • PR Dream/MediaNoche

For more information on the Internship Program, contact Prof. Charlotte Brooks.




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