Youth EngagementExplore opportunities for teens at Brooklyn Historical Society
Teen CouncilBrooklyn Historical Society is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, creative teens to join the Teen Council in the Spring 2018 semester. The Teen Council will create exhibition panels for BHS’s landmark building at 128 Pierrepont Street over the course of the Spring semester.
Time Commitment: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Brooklyn Historical Society
Dates: February – May, 2018
To apply: Applications will be posted in November. Check back then!
BHS Teen Council Members Will Receive:
- Credit/volunteer hours toward graduation (if your school grants this).
- Recommendation letters for college and scholarships.
- Resume-worthy experience that will give a leg up for competitive summer and senior year internships.
- Exposure to careers in museums, archives, informal education, public history, and more!
Teen Innovators at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 is a school-year long afterschool and internship program on the topics of work, urban development, and equity for dedicated, enthusiastic, hard-working, and creative teens. During the fall sessions students explore careers, workplace etiquette, professional writing and communication, and the history of work and workers at the Yard over the past century.
Based on attendance, work ethic, completion of projects and other criteria, students may “earn” (be recommended for) a paid spring internship with one of the 330 businesses in the Brooklyn Navy Yard today. The spring internship semester launches with a week in February dedicated to preparing students for their internships. They will receive job-readiness training including creating a resume, learning interview techniques, dressing for success and completing Human Resource forms. In the past, teens have interned with businesses as varied as their interests, including the International Hispanic Television Network, Brooklyn Clay Industries, and New Lab.
Click here to follow their progress.