Paid Internships

Boston Review Not specified
Brooklyn Museum Undergraduate and graduate students as well as adults who aren’t enrolled in higher education and who are at least 22 years of age. Recent graduates are also eligible to apply.
Castine Historical Society Students enrolled in master’s degree or Ph.D. programs in museum studies, history, public history, or archival studies
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Varies by opportunity 
Frick Collection Graduate students
Graduate Internship Funding Program GRS PhD Students
Guggenheim Museum Varies by opportunity
Historic Deerfield Minimum requirements: Master’s level coursework in History (American) or related discipline (American Studies, Art History, Public History, etc.)
Jewish Museum Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates
John F. Kennedy Library & Museum Current graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of archives management, library science, museum studies, history/public history, or digital media. Internships are available to United States citizens or legal residents who have a Social Security number.
Library of Congress Varies by opportunity
Maine Archives & Museums Varies by opportunity 
Maine Maritime Museum Coursework in American History, Art History, or Museum Studies
Mass Poetry Varies by opportunity
Metropolitan Museum of Art Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates
Minority Access Incorporated Sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student, or law student
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Undergraduates and graduate students
Munson Institute Summer Fellowship Junior faculty and graduate students
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Varies by opportunity
National Museum of African American History and Culture Undergraduates, graduate students, recent grads
New England Museum Association Varies by opportunity
Peabody Essex Museum Varies by opportunity 
Preservation Society of Newport County Current undergraduate juniors and seniors, current graduate students, or recent graduates (within one year) from a bachelor’s or master’s level program
Rhode Island School of Design Currently enrolled college and university undergraduate and graduate students
Smithsonian Institute Varies by opportunity
WGBH Undergraduates and graduate students


American Antiquarian Society Varies by opportunity 
Boren Fellows Boren Awards Regional Flagship Language Initiatives offer graduate Boren Fellows carefully-selected, credit-bearing language courses during the summer (domestic) and fall (overseas), with the option to continue overseas study into the spring.
Black Voices in the Public Sphere A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required to apply. Established professionals should not apply.
Buchanan/Burnham Internship, Newport Historical Society Open to students enrolled in a graduate program, preparing to apply to a graduate program, or recent graduates
Clements Library Fellowships Varies by opportunity
Core Writing Fellow Junior Fellows: GRS doctoral students entering year 2 through 5. Senior Fellows: GRS doctoral students entering year 6 or 7.
Historic New England Research Fellowship  A completed master’s degree, or expected completion before the fellowship begins, in fields related to the fellowship’s annual topic
Mary Baker Eddy Library Scholars, students, and independent researchers
Massachusetts Historical Society Awards are open to all applicants, including but not limited to graduate students, senior scholars, adjunct faculty, and independent researchers (please note that long-term grants are only awarded to those already holding a PhD). 
Metropolitan Museum of Art Varies by opportunity
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Undergraduates and graduate students
Native American Fellowship Program Students or in-service professionals who are of Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, or First Nations background
Newberry Library Fellowships Varies by opportunity
New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already hold the J-1 visa or equivalent documents that will allow them to accept the stipend. Foreign nationals must consult with MHS staff about eligibility to receive a stipend before submitting an application.
Sheldon Hackney Fellowships Graduate student with some museum experience preferred
Smithsonian Institute  Varies by opportunity
Soros Fellowship for New Americans For immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States
Tompkins Fellowship Graduate student in architectural history or a related field

Scholarships & Grants

Laura Bassi Scholarship Master’s and Doctoral candidates