Category Archives: Open Internships

Unpaid Internship Opportunity at The Institute of Black Invention & Technology

The Institute of Black Invention & Technology, Inc. is looking for an unpaid curatorial intern for the Fall 2017 semester.

Title: Curatorial Intern

Reports to: Sandra Lamb, Director of Programing

Status: Unpaid Internship

Time: 1 academic credit hour, 40 hours for the semester

The Institute of Black Invention & Technology, Inc. was founded in Amherst, MA by Carroll and Sandra Lamb. It became incorporated in 2005 as a non-profit corporation. The Institute is a traveling museum which highlight the accomplishments and achievement s of African American men, women and youth who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, math and science.

Position Summary: The Curatorial Intern will work with the Director of Programming in assisting with research and development of current and upcoming exhibitions and programs. the intern will also assist in maintaining reports on all artifacts and data entry regarding the collection. this internship will allow the student to earn valuable experience and knowledge in a non-traditional museum setting.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to commit 40 hours for the semester
  • Computer proficiency–Windows Application

If interested, please contact Dr. Enríquez at

Volunteer Opportunity at Freedom’s Frontier

Freedom’s Frontier is partnering with the Kansas City Public Library to compile oral history interviews with members of the Quindaro Community. The project is looking for volunteers to help conducting and/or transcribing oral histories starting in February.

For more information contact Liz Hobson at or by phone at (785) 856-2333.

Spring Archives Intern

The Jackson County Historical Society is taking applications for a spring internship. The intern will work closely with the Archivist to process and catalog a collection. Applicant must have experience working in an archive or museum with historical collections and must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate history program. Please e-mail your resume to Caitlin Eckard, The deadline for applications is December 15th. This is an unpaid internship position.

Caitlin Eckard

Jackson County Historical Society
Operations Manager and Archivist


Wornall/Major House Intern & Camp Director

Educational Outreach Intern & Camp Director Wornall/Majors House Museums

About Interning at the Wornall/Majors House Museums
Are you passionate about local history or interested in learning more about local history? Would you like to experience exciting, hands-on opportunities to bring history to life for community members?

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is a non-profit that preserves and protects two of Kansas City’s most significant antebellum landmarks – the John Wornall House Museum and the Alexander Majors House Museum. The Museums engage the Kansas City community by bringing history to life through innovative, hands-on programs and experiences. The houses, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, feature hands-on tours, field trips, summer camps, adult education programs, and more.

Our interns will experience many facets of museum management and non-profit administration. We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals.


The Wornall/Majors House Museums is seeking one individual to work with our field trip and summer camp program as an unpaid intern, to transition into a paid position of Summer Camp Director. Our Educational Outreach Intern is responsible for developing new and strengthening existing relationships with local schools and community groups to bring classrooms to the Wornall and Majors Houses for spring field trips. Building on their work with educational field trips, the intern will also assist in developing our Summer Camp curriculum, registration, and marketing. A successful intern will then transition into Summer Camp Director for the summer season and is eligible for a stipend for their work with the camp program.


* Foster new and existing relationships with private and public schools to bring spring field trips to the Wornall and Majors House.
* Research and reach out to community groups, such as Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.
* Schedule field trips, handle logistical details and recommend activities to incoming schools.
* Attend and assist with field trips, as schedule permits.
* Develop Summer Camp curriculum, including but not limited to scheduling presenters, developing new activities, familiarizing themselves with existing activities, and researching new curriculum strategies.
* Assist in the management of Summer Camp registration materials, communication with parents, and seeking out marketing opportunities.
* Serve as Summer Camp Director through the summer of 2017, managing all day-to-day operations of the Museums’ Summer Camp program, which will include at least two sessions of week-long camp, and two-four sessions of day camp.
* Manage and delegate responsibilities to one-two Camp Assistants as well as multiple Junior Volunteers (aged 12+) for the duration of camp.
* Other administrative tasks as assigned.


* Must be available through June-July for all camp-related activities: two sessions of week-long camp (M-F, 8AM-5PM) and two-four sessions of day camps (one day per session, 8AM-5PM).
* Good people skills, including comfort in speaking to a group and managing others.
* Good time management skills when creating and adhering to a schedule, with the ability to be flexible if needed.
* Must pass an NCSI background check.
* CPR/First Aid certified, or willing to obtain certification, paid for by Wornall/Majors.
* Past experience with children preferred.
* Background or interest in education, history, recreation management, or non-profit management preferred.

The position of Educational Outreach Intern begins in January/February and ends in May (start date flexible). This portion of the internship is unpaid. 5-10 hours per week.

This position will transition into Summer Camp Director for June-July, eligible for a stipend of $1200. Half of the stipend will be paid at the start of the first Summer Camp session, with the last half payable upon successful completion of the final session. Approximately 100-125 hours expected in June-July, corresponding with camp sessions.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Leah Palmer at

College internships available at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

The Harry S. Truman Library is seeking college interns to assist with their education programs. Interns will help provide an interactive museum learning experience to third graders through an educational program at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo. This short term paid intern opportunity is available February – April, 2017. The interns will lead groups of 3rd grade students (8/9 yrs old) and move students to stations in the museum galleries and work with students to complete tasks in those areas. The interns will assist students in finding clues and answers within the exhibits and respond to their questions.
For more information and a full internship job description email


Fall 2016 Internships at the Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum has a number of internship opportunities available for fall 2016. Opportunities include:

  • Archaeological Collections Research Internship
  • Archives Processing Internship
  • Audiovisual Internship
  • Communications Internship
  • Development Internship
  • Environmental History Collections Internship
  • Museum Shop Internship
  • Retrospective Registration Internship

Information on all of these internships, including application instructions, can be found at the Missouri History Museum’s website here.

White House Historical Association Internship

White House Historical AssocThe White House Historical Association is seeking a Fall 2016 intern to work within the Curatorial, Exhibitions, and Collections Department in Washington D.C.

Beginning in September 2016, the selected student intern will begin work at the White House Historical Association (WHHA) on a series of projects that engage both the development of the White House Historical Association’s Fall/Spring exhibit and the collections of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at historic Decatur House.

In addition to both exhibit development and collections-related tasks, the intern will also assist with public programing and events at the White House Historical Association. Collections work will include research, planning, and an opportunity to develop narrative material for the Fall/Spring exhibit. General collections work will also be available to further research efforts and enhance collections records. As the WHHA Fall 2016 Intern, this individual will have the opportunity to work and interact with professionals at the WHHA as well as the White House Office of the Curator, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Blair House, the President’s Guest House, National Park Service, United States Capitol Historical Society, and many others.

Student currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in American fine and decorative arts, history, social-cultural or museum studies with schedule availability during normal business hours from September to December 2016 should consider applying.

Applications are due by Friday August 5, 2016.  Find more information here!

Mapping Decline Traveling Exhibit – Summer Internship

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from graduate students and recent graduates who are interested in a paid internship with our Exhibitions and Research division. This position will report to the director of exhibitions and research.

The intern will assist in creating a traveling exhibit based on the work of Colin Gordon. Gordon’s book, “Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” is an important examination of racial segregation in St. Louis. We are partnering with Gordon and the Missouri Humanities Council to create a traveling exhibit that will appear throughout the state over the next few years.
The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a thematic framework for the exhibit.
  • Researching, writing, editing, and fact checking labels.
  • Working with outside media developers to create associated media elements.
  • Obtaining photos and other illustrations that can be used in the design of the exhibit.
  • Working with an outside designer to develop the look of the exhibit.

The desired intern will have a flexible schedule with the ability to work a minimum of 20 hours a week in June, July, and August.

Preferred candidates will have a proven record of strong research and writing skills. This can be shown through published essays or articles, but can also be shown through classwork.

To apply, the applicant must provide a cover letter, a resume with at least two references, and two writing samples. Completed applications should be sent by May 27 through e-mail to: Vicki Kaffenberger ( and Tamaki Stratman (

Missouri Humanities Council Internship, Fall 2016

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) is offering an unpaid internship for fall semester 2016. Working in the Council’s new office in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, the intern will help the Council to achieve its mission to “enrich lives and strengthen communities by connecting Missourians with the people, places, and ideas that shape our society.”

The intern will be introduced to the various aspects of a statewide nonprofit humanities organization while working with MHC staff to implement several public humanities projects:

  • E Pluribus Unum?: Missouri and the Fractured Society: a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and developed in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.
  • Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfire Initiative: a project about the Hyatt Regency Collapse in 1981 developed in partnership with the Kansas City Star and the UMKC Journalism Department.
  • Additional projects, including a World War I Centennial exhibit and programs, a Speaker’s Bureau, and First Fridays, the Crossroads District’s popular monthly showcase of Kansas City’s arts and culture.

The intern should have excellent communications skills, be social-media savvy, and have a demonstrated interest in the public humanities.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Mark Livengood, Director of Education/Manager, Kansas City Office, More information about the Missouri Humanities Council is available on its website.

Paid Archives Internship at Baker University

The Kansas United Methodist Archive at Baker University is seeking candidates for a paid 500-hour internship beginning in July 2016. The intern will assist the University Archivist with processing United Methodist archival material and research requests. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in archives or who are pursuing an advanced degree in archives management, library science, or a related field of study.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their experience and/or interest in the archival profession or a related field, a resume, and transcripts of all completed undergraduate and graduate work to
Human Resources Department
Baker University
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006

or by email at Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats.

Letters of application should be received by June 3, 2016, and qualified candidates will be interviewed soon after. Award of the internship will be announced as soon as possible depending on receipt of applications and supporting documentation. The anticipated start date is July 5, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Sara DeCaro at sdecaro@bakeru.eduor (785) 594-8380.

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.