The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

About The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education. The Institute is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. Drawing on the 75,000 documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and an extensive network of eminent historians, the Institute provides teachers, students, and the general public with direct access to unique primary source materials.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is supported through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Organization of American Historians, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the National Daughters of the American Revolution.


Self-Paced Courses Intern

September 2022 New York City, NY
“Very flexible and remote work. Pays better than on campus jobs and I got to choose my own hours.”

Public History Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 New York City, NY
“Every part of the internship was rewarding and a great education experience. I worked with archives and got to conduct historical research. In addition to interest work, the office had a friendly and open culture, the internship (GLI archives) was very well located. Interns also got an ID card that allowed us free or reduced admission into many NYC museums. ”
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