The  High School Apprenticeship Program offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of study and work designed to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work in the Museum and explore Jewish heritage and their own. After an extensive spring training, Apprentices work part-time (four days a week) during the summer in different Museum departments and are introduced to the curatorial, educational, administrative, and operational sides of the Museum. Apprentices are paid for their participation in the program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications have closed for the 2023 High School Apprenticeship Program. Applications for the 2024 program cycle will open in early Fall.

This video was written, directed, and edited by members of the 2018 High School Apprenticeship Program.

The High School Apprenticeship Program is made possible with major support from The Pinkerton Foundation. We are also grateful for support from The Sunshine Foundation.