A museum and scholarly research center located in midtown Manhattan, the Morgan is one of the few New York venues to present major exhibitions devoted to the literary arts. It began as the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States, and holds important collections of literary, historical, music, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; rare books; drawings; and ancient Western Asian cylinder seals. The campus, expanded in 2006 by architect Renzo Piano, includes J. Pierpont Morgan’s original 1906 Italianate library (designed by Charles McKim) as well as research facilities, exhibition galleries, an education center, a lecture and performance space, and conservation center. To learn more, visit: http://www.themorgan.org/


What to expect

Assigned to the Morgan’s department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts (LHMS), the intern will have the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of a major urban museum and special collections library and gain valuable experience towards a career in either type of institution. The department’s holdings include personal letters, manuscripts, and documents of Western European and American authors, artists, and historical figures from the Renaissance to the present. The intern will participate in the department’s work, which may include research on collection items, answering reference questions, writing short interpretive texts about collection items, preparing metadata and/or introductory materials for online digital facsimiles, research and logistical assistance for exhibitions in development, and special projects as well as attending departmental and other staff meetings.

In addition to the RealArts stipend, the intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to New York City museums during the internship period.


The precise dates and hours will be determined in consultation with the Morgan’s curatorial staff. The intern will work on-site at the Morgan Library & Museum’s Midtown Manhattan campus (225 Madison Ave).

The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, marital status or domestic violence victim status.


Who We are Looking For

Who we are Looking for

The Morgan seeks an intern with an interest in history, literature, archival work, libraries, and/or museums. Interns must be able to complete detail-oriented tasks and work independently, while also collaborating with staff in the LHMS department.