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Teen Council

The Teen Council is our after-school internship program for teens.

Teen Council members are paid to curate an exhibition in the spring semester.

Application Information

Applications for the 2019 session are closed.

If you are interested in applying for the Spring 2020 Teen Council please leave your contact information here .

BHS Teen Council members receive:

  • Stipend.
  • 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].

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

Application Information

Applications for the 2019 session are closed.

If you are interested in applying for the Spring 2020 Teen Council please leave your contact information here .

BHS Teen Council members receive:

  • Stipend.
  • 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

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 & Sponsors

Teen Council at Brooklyn Historical Society is generously supported by the Pinkerton Foundation and the Michael Tuch Foundation Inc. Additional support is provided by BHS education funders: Con Edison, the Morris and Alma Shapiro Fund, and the Kinder Morgan Foundation. Programs are also made possible by the New York Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature, and are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

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