Thank you for your interest in The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Our vibrant collections, programs and performances stimulate creativity and excitement about the past, present and future of jazz and its artists. NJMH internships offer an unparalleled opportunity to gain in-depth work experience with a not-for-profit organization that is a quickly expanding force for jazz in New York City and the world. As an Intern, you will be assigned short and long-term projects based on your strengths.

Internships at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem are unpaid positions. The deadline to apply to the Fall Internship at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem is Monday, September 12, 2016 and the internship position runs from Monday, October 3rd – Friday December 16th, 2016.

Museum interns are expected to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week and are highly encouraged to support and attend the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s evening programs. Interns are selected based on academic achievement, relevant work experience, and commitment to the mission of the museum. Successful applicants will have exceptional interpersonal skills, research experience, and a love of music. In your cover letter, please specify which department you are most interested in Required application resources are listed below:

  1. Your resumé and cover letter in PDF format
  2. An unofficial copy of your college transcript.
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Forms from your college and relevant contact information to receive credit
  5. Writing sample (500 words)

We will confirm receipt of your application materials. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a preliminary interview.

If you have any questions, please email at with the subject line “Your Last Name: Fall Internship.” We look forward to receiving your application.