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The Saltz Internship Program is an education and employment program for high school students 14 years old and up. Interns facilitate science conversations using artifacts, specimens, models, and scientific tools on mobile stations throughout the museum and at dioramas and displays in museum halls with museum visitors.
Interns receive a $900 stipend for the duration of the summer internship (July-August), Metrocards, tickets to visit special exhibitions at the museum, opportunities to attend career and college workshops, and more.
► Live in New York City and/or Attend High School in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program and be a current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.
How to Apply
Submit an Online Application and Short Answer Responses via the application link (available later in Summer 2021). Each Answer should be 1 paragraph of 5-6 sentences
► How will this internship benefit your school and/or career pathway?
► Describe something unique that you bring to a team and how it would benefit you as an intern at the AMNH.
► What have you found most challenging about the sciences you’ve studied in school?
► Outside of school, what science topic(s) have captured your attention most recently? Why?
► Reflect on a challenging obstacle that you have faced. What have you learned from that experience?
Application Closed! If you would like to be added to the internship mailing list click here. Find more details about the internship at amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/saltz-internship-program
Updated on February 20th, 2021.
Summer Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Frequently Asked Questions
The Met offers undergraduate and graduate students paid internships that would help them gain professional experience and explore museum careers in the arts. In the internship, students have the opportunity to learn about public engagement practices and develop or lead tours with the public.
Open to current
► Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors
► Recent undergraduate graduates from a bachelor’s or associate’s program
► Master’s-level graduate students
► First- and second-year PhD students. Those who will have qualified as Ph.D. candidates by the time the internship starts are not eligible, but should apply to The Met’s Fellowship Program.
Note: Individuals must have completed their undergraduate or master’s degrees no more than one year prior to the application deadline. Current first-year students are not eligible to apply for this internship, but may apply for a part-time internship.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates and Compensation
► June 7–August 13, 2021.
► 5 days, 35 hours per week.
► $17 per hour, plus $1,500 toward housing/travel to New York City (less applicable taxes and deductions).
How to Apply
Apply using the online application. Deadline: January 27, 2021, 11:59 pm (ET)
Notification: by the end of April 2021. Find more details about the application form at https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer.
Find more detailed instructions at https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer.