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Fall 2023 Collection Management and Archive Internships (On Site)
One position is available. Click on the internship title below to view the full job description for each.
- Archives and Special Collections Intern
- Collections Management and Curatorial Intern (Paused for Fall 2023)
These internships allow you to become part of a small, dynamic team, participating in day-to-day workplace activities and projects with the guidance of full-time staff members of the Collections and Exhibitions Department. In addition to gaining extensive work experience in collection management and registration, curatorial research, digitization, and archive management, interns will be offered opportunities for professional development activities and will be provided resources that focus on maritime heritage, New York City history, and the role of museums in society today. Our goal is to provide interns with the most current methods and tools that are relevant to the field, assign projects that are tailored to support their personal and professional growth, and provide space for critical dialogue
Internships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Positions are part-time for a minimum of two full days a week, they are unpaid, but a stipend of $50 per day is provided on a bi-weekly basis. Interns also receive free admission to most NYC museums and enjoy employee discounts at the Seaport Museum’s Bowne & Co. Stationers.
The Seaport Museum is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in its workforce. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in careers related to museums. The Museum’s goal is to foster a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff that reflects the diversity of both NYC and our audience.
How to apply: Please email your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to the attention of the Manager of Collections and Archives. No phone calls please.
Winter/Spring 2024 Semester Internships
January 22–April 26, 2024
Applications for Winter/Spring internships will open in late November 2023. Check back for updates.
South Street Seaport Museum is an equal opportunity employer, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, military status or status as a Vietnam‐era or special disabled veteran, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, domestic violence victim status, sex, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.