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BHS Teen Council Museum Internship Program

Teen Council members meet after school in the spring semester to curate history and art exhibitions.

Teens collaborate with peers and mentors, practice new skills , and receive stipends for their participation.

Students sit around a table in the Othmer Library.
Teen Council interns stand in front of their exhibition panels.

Members of the 2017 Teen Council in front of their exhibition, "Wise Eyes: Still Woke."

Application Information

Applications are now open. Please click “apply now” to visit our online application form.

Interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled in December and January.

The program begins on February 4, 2020, and is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm from February through June at Brooklyn Historical Society.

BHS Teen Council members receive:

  • Stipends
  • Credit/volunteer hours toward graduation (if your school grants this).
  • Recommendation letters for college and scholarships.
  • Résumé-worthy experience that will give a leg up for competitive summer and senior year internships.
  • Exposure to careers in museums, archives, informal education, public history, and more!

If you have any questions please e-mail us at [email protected].

Previous Work

2019 Teen Council

A Queer Look at Brooklyn

Inspired by On the Queer Waterfront and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Teen Council members explored dimensions of queer life in Brooklyn.

Teen Council members gather around their exhibition on opening night.

2019 Teen Council

A Queer Look at Brooklyn

Inspired by On the Queer Waterfront and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Teen Council members explored dimensions of queer life in Brooklyn.

2018 Teen Council

Brooklyn: A New Home, a New Life

As they watched the Trump administration’s Muslim ban and subsequent restraining orders move closer to the Supreme Court, Teen Council Members identified immigration as the timely and broad topic for 2018.

2017 Teen Council

Wise Eyes: Still Woke

Inspired by the Women’s Marches and the importance of education for their generation, the 2017 Brooklyn Historical Society Teen Council created an exhibition about women of Brooklyn’s past and present who’ve been active catalysts for education and empowerment.

2017 Teen Council

Wise Eyes: Still Woke

Inspired by the Women’s Marches and the importance of education for their generation, the 2017 Brooklyn Historical Society Teen Council created an exhibition about women of Brooklyn’s past and present who’ve been active catalysts for education and empowerment.

Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

Teen Council at Brooklyn Historical Society is generously supported by the Pinkerton Foundation, the Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc., and the Ferriday Fund Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by BHS education funders: The Bay and Paul Foundations, Con Edison, Hearst Foundations, Investors Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, National Grid Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and TD Charitable Foundation. BHS education programs are also made possible through public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; New York State Assembly Members James Brennan and Jo Ann Simon; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Members Inez Barron, Laurie Cumbo, Chaim Deutsch, Rafael Espinal, Mathieu Eugene, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, and Alan Maisel.

The Muslims in Brooklyn project is made possible through the generous support of Constance L. Christensen; AT&T; the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program; Ford Foundation; New York Community Trust; Nissan Foundation; Pillars Fund; Pop Culture Collaborative, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council, with special thanks to Council Members Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael Espinal, and Brad Lander.