Internships and Volunteer Work
Volunteers and interns are a truly important part of our organization, helping in our Victorian gardens, assisting with annual clean up events as well as all of our community programs and research. Volunteers form long-lasting bonds with the work and history of the museum, often joining our team of staff and importantly representing our New York communities.
If you are interested in becoming more involved or you are a student who would like to intern or gain volunteer experience, please fill out this form and we will contact you.
Alana Tornello started volunteering with the Alice Austen House in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. She grew up coming to the Alice Austen Park for concerts and picnics, but hadn’t spent much time in the House. Now she’s a tour guide versed in Austen’s life story and its place in the history of the City of New York.
Diego Coello was first introduced to photography when our educators taught a pinhole camera workshop at his elementary school. Diego took pictures, developed them, and, in the process, became hooked on photography and Alice Austen. His participation deepened through summer programs and volunteer work.
“Volunteering at Alice Austen is like working with family. I’m a photography major at FIT and I’ve learned a lot about Alice Austen and her history. I am honored to be a part of this beautiful place.”