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Internship Opportunities at the New York State Archives

The State Archives offers both internships and paid student assistant opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any degree program.  Our projects provide experience in processing, description, conservation, cataloging and metadata, electronic records, educational uses of records, records management, reference, and website applications. Internships are open to all students enrolled in a degree program and we are happy to work with academic institutions, so students can get academic credit for their work.  Our paid student assistant positions are open graduate students enrolled in at least six-credits at any participating SUNY school, as listed on the New York State Education Department website. We offer internships and student assistant positions anytime throughout the year.

Current Student Assistant Positions:


How to Apply:

  1. Visit to see the position details.
  2. Complete the Student Internship Application with signature from your SUNY campus coordinator.
  3. Submit a copy of your application, resume, and current college transcript(s) to with the assignment number in the subject of your email.  
For more details on our internship and student assistant opportunities, visit or contact the New York State Archives at or (518) 474-6926.
As a leader in the archives community, the New York State Archives is in a unique position to prepare new professionals for a career working with historical records and the professionals who both care for and use them. We provide an opportunity for a rising professional to familiarize themselves with a range of archival procedures and develop an understanding of the operations of a larger government archives.
All students learn that working in an archives requires much more than the ability to work with "old papers," and they will gain experience in time- and project-management, working with researchers and external constituents, as well as working with colleagues throughout the Office of Cultural Education and elsewhere.