We currently do not have open positions at this time.


The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society (LPNEHS) offers internships throughout the year in a multitude of museum fields. Concentration in one field is selected by the student’s interests and projects available at The History Museum. Examples include archival based projects, collections and exhibition management, public programming and community outreach, and social media web development. Our internships are intended to enhance the student’s museum experience, cultivate professional skills, and independent work ethic. Internships are designed for individual students around their interests and availability.

The LPNEHS does not offer stipends at this time; however, our institution is happy to work with students who are applying through their accredited college or university to obtain credit for this experiential learning opportunity.

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is a membership organization created in 1948 for the purpose of documenting the history of the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba. In 1967 two patrons of the Society purchased the Train Station from the Penn Central Railroad Corporation, which had ceased both passenger and freight operations into Lake Placid. The Station was given to the Society in order to provide a permanent home for the organization as well as to create a museum. The Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. Our mission is to preserve and present our community’s history in ways that are educational and enriching for residents and visitors.


  • Commitment to the agreed upon internship program dates and work days (TBD by student availability and the project).
  • Undergraduate study of museum studies, history, anthropology, or cognate discipline.
  • Basic proficiency in office software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • A professional work ethic, punctuality, and reliability.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 30 lbs.
  • A laptop is not required, but is desirable.
  • Academic credit is to be determined by student’s university.

Application Process
Send completed application to Courtney Bastian, Administrative Director/Collections Manager, P.O. Box 189 Lake Placid, NY 12946 or director@lakeplacidhistory.com .

Submit a cover letter (explaining personal interests and qualifications, reasons for wanting to work at The Lake Placid History Museum and desired learning outcomes), resume, and contact information for two references or a faculty sponsor letter.

After reviewing application materials, and consideration of student’s interests, education, and experience the LPNEHS will arrange a phone interview between the potential intern and the Director. The review process will begin March 30 and interns will be selected by April 19, 2019.