Do you love history, architecture and/or Jewish culture? Our Museum Internships  program take you behind the scenes of one of NYC’s most important Jewish sites, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. College and graduate level student interns learn about museum practice and gain professional skills in a variety of fields, including public programming, education, fundraising, communications, and archives.

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 Brandeis University, Brown University, Grinnell College, Jewish Theological Seminary, The New School, Pratt Institute, Rutgers University, Skidmore College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Vermont, University of Illinois, Williams College, Yeshiva University and more.

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.


We are no longer accepting applications for fall 2019 internships. Spring 2019 internhip information will be posted shortly.


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.

The Museum’s Event Production Intern will learn the ins and outs of festival production, in preparation for our signature event, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas street festival. This intern will work closely with the festival director and programs staff to assist in festival curation, talent acquisition, contracts, city permits, scheduling, food planning, and all other tasks in preparation for the festival. This internship spans both semester and culminates with the festival in June 2020.