Public Programs Internship

Museum of the City of New York


Position Description: Public Programs Intern

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public
about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual
transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the
past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from
around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

The Public Programs Department is seeking an intern to join a professional, fast-paced work
environment and assist with all aspects of Museum programming for adults.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research for upcoming events
• Assisting with event set-up and check-in
  • Ticket processing and customer service
  • Networking and promotional outreach


  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, personable, polished, and well organized.
  • Candidates must adhere to deadlines and demonstrate strong writing, interpersonal, and
social media skills.
  • The intern should be either currently enrolled in college or graduate school or a recent

graduate and have a passion for New York City history, cultural life, urban planning,
architecture and design, and event planning.

Internship Details:

  • Hours during the week are flexible, but the intern must be available to work one or more
evenings per week.
  • This is an unpaid internship opportunity, although college credit may be offered
depending on the intern’s school requirements.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter
describing your background and why you would like to work in the Public Programs Department
to the Museum of the City of New York, Attention: Human Resources Department to
[email protected] To be considered, please include PUBLIC PROGRAMS INTERNSHIP within
the subject line of your email.

The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work
environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning
more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to
working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the museum provides
equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with
respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status,
military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing
genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location,
philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment
decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion,
transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-
related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.