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Public Programming and Communications Graduate Internship

This paid internship is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities 
and is only available to graduate students.
Public Programming and Communications Graduate Internship, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance
The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, the last farmhouse in Manhattan, is a vital cultural asset in New York City.  The mission of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance (DFMA) is to support the preservation of the historic site, to be a catalyst for engaging, adventuresome programming and to be a good neighbor and a dynamic resource for the community.
DFMA is looking for a Public Programming and Communications Intern for Spring 2023. The position requires 10 hours per week and pays $18 per hour. This is an 8-16 week internship depending on availability. The internship will begin on January 9th, 2023. DFMA is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and detail-oriented intern to assist with the Museum's planning, executing, and promoting of programming and events. A large portion of this internship will be assisting with the museum’s NEH funded Dyckman Discussions program. The internship will be a hybrid (remote/ in-person) position. Applicants must be available to work on site in Inwood, Manhattan for a portion of this placement. 
The DFMA intern will build their communications knowledge through hands-on projects involving the collections, programs, and exhibitions of a New York City and National Historic Landmark dedicated to the inclusive histories of those who have occupied, lived and worked on the land that is now known as the Inwood neighborhood of Upper Manhattan. The scope of the projects and duties will vary, but will include:
  • Collaborate with Museum staff on ideas for programmatic and communications-related content
  • Assist museum staff with public programming coordination, logistics, and execution
  • Support development of communications and marketing collateral to promote programs and events
  • Assist with event set up, running of events, and event break down
  • Conduct research that supports institutional communications and outreach, including programs, audience development, and partnerships
  • Assist with the development of the Museum’s monthly social media and promotional events calendars, as well as social media development for the Northern Slavery Collective (NorSC).
  • Assist with livestream and tech equipment during public programs
  • Assist museum staff with community outreach work, including event promotion and working with community partners
This opportunity is partially remote, and the intern will work off-site for a portion of the placement; applicants must have reliable access to the internet. Some training, supervision, and communications will occur online. Depending on the project, the intern will work closely with the museum’s Executive Director, Director of Development and Community Engagement, and the Digital Content and Programs Coordinator using video conferencing (Google Meet and Zoom), email, and chat. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in virtual department meetings, webinars, and other virtual professional development programming for museums.
  • The applicant must be a graduate student in museum studies, public history, non-profit management, or related discipline.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to work independently, good time management, and strong interpersonal, research, organizational, and writing skills
  • Proficient in various software platforms and digital services, including Microsoft Word, Constant Contact, Loomly, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are helpful.
  • Passion for our mission and commitment to community programming and equality.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations, underrepresented communities, and public programming is highly desirable.
  • The internship will run between January 9, 2023 and May 15, 2023. Candidates must be able to work 10 hours per week over the course of the internship.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume and letter of interest that best showcases your qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please email your application materials to
Applications must be submitted by 9 am ET on Monday, November 28, 2022.
Interviews will be held in late November and December, and a selection will be made by Mid December.
No phone calls, please.
The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, DFMA complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates. DFMA also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.