“This summer confirmed my desire to pursue a career in the museum world. I hope that I am able to work somewhere filled with as much enthusiasm and heart as the Museum at Eldridge Street.”

— Sara Lowenburg,Grinnell College

About Internships

The Museum’s internship program provides an opportunity to participate in the daily operations of one of New York City’s most important Jewish sites. Interns lead interactive, engaging tours for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities and share the history and story of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Research opportunities include working with collections, religious and local history, Yiddish translation and more. The Museum offers Fall, Spring & Summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent college graduates. Over the past several years, we have had interns from Grinnell College, The New School, Brandeis University, Rutgers University, University of Vermont, Jewish Theological Seminary, University of Pennsylvania, Skidmore College, Williams College, Pratt Institute, University of Illinois and more.

Internships expose students to all areas of this growing cultural institution, including public programming, research, education, fundraising, and communications.

Our internship program is highly competitive and only a few interns are chosen each year. Acceptance into the internship program is based on academic achievement, interests, experience, related skills, motivation and availability. Time commitments are flexible and can range from as little as ten hours to thirty-five hours per week. The Museum at Eldridge Street encourages diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority is given to those who apply before these deadlines. Internships are unpaid.

Summer 2017:  March 1, 2017
Fall 2017:   July 1, 2017
Spring 2018: November 1, 2017

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the Museum, the kind of intern work you would like to do and your educational background. Most interns are expected to work Sundays and some evenings.

Email your application to Hanna Griff-Sleven,
, or mail to:

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002.


Current Openings

Museum intern:

A varied experience that will include giving tours to visitors and other duties depending on an intern’s interests and background, including museum education, cultural programming (experience with sound, lighting, photography a plus), graphic design and research.

Social Media Intern:

Assist in the development of the Museum’s vibrant on-line and social media presence. Research new on-line and social media outlets; write articles for the Museum’s blog; update the Museum’s Facebook and Twitter pages; develop on-line video content; create special promotions for Foursquare and other social media platforms.