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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many interesting and rewarding ways to volunteer your time and services at the FDR Presidential Library. Read about the following volunteer roles and then contact Cliff Laube, Public Programs Specialist by telephone at (845) 486-7745 or by email at to get involved. 

Please see Donate for more information about providing financial or material support for the Library. 

Staff and VolunteersMuseum Docent: Guide our visitors through our special temporary exhibitions.

Museum Greeter: Welcome museum visitors and provide general information about the exhibition galleries.

Archives Aid: Assist with tasks related to collection maintenance, digitization,
data entry, filing and typing.


Visit the Our Volunteers page.


The internship program at the FDR Library is a unique educational experience for students of varied backgrounds and interests. Internship opportunities can include the development of educational programs and materials for students and teachers of all grade levels; computer projects to help streamline the research process; public relations; archival research; the development of exhibits; and a variety of other activities.

Internship in the ArchivesStudents who have interned at the FDR Library over the past few years have had the opportunity to work with the "raw stuff" of history. They realize and appreciate the rare privilege that is theirs to work with the same materials as have well known historians such as Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Geoffrey Ward. Roosevelt Library interns have gone on either to the work place or to pursue advanced degrees in a variety of fields. Their experience at the Roosevelt Library has broadened their historical perspective, and given them an opportunity to work in the creative process of history, while encouraging them to learn more about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.


The Roosevelt Library seeks a summer intern to work in its Archives Department during the summer of 2015. Duties will include digitization of historic documents and photographs, metadata entry and assistance with arrangement description and preservation of collections. 


The Roosevelt Library seeks a summer intern to work in its Museum Department during the summer of 2015. This ten-week paid internship will include extensive involvement in an ongoing inventory project of the Museum’s diverse 35,000+ object collection. The summer intern will be part of an inventory team that examines objects, updates records in the Museum’s TMS collections database, and creates record photographs of objects. The intern will also have a more limited involvement in other Museum functions, including collections care and exhibits. Strong skills in digital photography and PhotoShop are required. 

The Library offers a limited number of paid internships in the summer and occasionally offers internships for credit during the spring and fall. Summer interns are chosen by an application process. Current undergraduates, recent graduates, and individuals pursuing advanced degrees are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for summer internship applications is April 1.

If you have any questions, contact Cliff Laube (internship coordinator) for the FDR Library at (845) 486-7745 or by e-mail at

Download Internship Application


The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute informs new generations of the ideals and achievements of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and inspires the application of their spirit of optimism and innovation to the solution of current problems.

Your membership in the Roosevelt Institute will benefit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, and will provide vital support for the Library's special exhibit programs.

Click here to learn more about membership.