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Iowa Living History Farms
Urbandale, IA

Paid Internship: Historic Interpreter

Overview:  Historical interpreters explain through demonstrations and interactions with the public what farm and rural life in Iowa and the Midwest was like in an earlier time. Living History Farms operates four working sites where the daily routines of the past are re-created: a 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, an 1850 Pioneer Farm, an 1875 town, and a 1900 Farm with horse-powered equipment.  The Henry Wallace Exhibit Center connects visitors to agriculture and rural life in the 20th century through interactive exhibits.

Details:  Historical interpreters work at a minimum of two historic sites, are supervised by the museum’s professional staff, and wear clothing appropriate to the time period, which is supplied by Living History Farms. Historical interpreters are scheduled for between 28 – 35 hours over a five-day work week, which includes weekends. Only a limited number of exceptions to the weekend schedule can be accommodated.


Paid Internship: Day Camp Counselor

Overview: Day camp counselors supervise groups of 8 – 12 youth in grades 1 – 6 each week during the summer.  Day camp sessions at Living History Farms run Monday through Friday.  Youth are at camp from 9:00 – 4:00, with counselors working generally 8:15 – 4:45.  Each day camp group will spend one day during the week at a different historical site at the 500-acre, open-air museum. Camp activities include games, crafts and projects that reflect the various time periods: 1700 (Native American), 1850, 1875, and 1900.  Counselors will spend 95% of their time outdoors.

Details: Two weeks of intensive training are offered prior to the first week of camp in June. Applicants must be able to attend all weeks of training, required seminars, and complete all 10 weeks of camp sessions.  Counselor interns are expected to work 8:15 – 4:45 during camp and on the following two Saturdays:  June 27 (mid-season trainings) & August 8th (camp clean-up day).

Visit the LHF web site for complete details and to download an internship application form.  http://www.lhf.org/en/about_us/internships/paid_internships/

Posted 2/4/15

Intern Clerk II-III-IV (Paid)
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park
La Porte, TX

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Student Internship Program introduces interested college students to career opportunities in positions located statewide and job settings to gain practical experience and training in natural and cultural resource fields.

Paid internships are available in various Divisions depending on available funding.  The student internship program employment period varies depending on the specific intern opportunity.  NOTE: If selected for a paid opportunity, intern will be paid at the rate of pay reflected from the completed hours on the fall transcript.  Spring semester credit hours do not count towards the rate of pay for the internship.

Under the direction of the Park Superintendent, this internship provides an opportunity designed for students to obtain relevant work experience to be competitive for future positions in park operations, such as: management, interpretation/education, administration, maintenance, resource protection, law enforcement, etc. This position is responsible for performing a complete range of tasks to learn all the aspects of park administration, operations and management. Duties include, but are not limited to, natural and cultural resource management; facility, grounds and equipment maintenance management; interpretation and education programming and management; customer service, fee collection, revenue control and fiscal accountability; marketing and promotional programming; park patrols to include visitor contact and law enforcement observation. Performs special projects/assignments and attends selected training programs to enhance the overall working knowledge and skills related to operational and management activities. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.

NOTE: Acceptance to the paid internship does not guarantee a permanent position in state parks.

For complete job dscription and to apply: TPWD Jobs
Posted 1/26/15

Multiple Internships
Colonial Williamsbug
Williamsburg, VA

Intern, Education Outreach

Intern provides research assistance and production support for educational media projects and programs as assigned.

In general, interns may assist with development and curation of:

  • Educational resources and products for outreach instruction
  • Teacher professional development
  • Adult programming
  • Educational media

Tasks may include standards review, data entry, writing, proofing, fact checking, testing, quality control, meta-tagging, cataloguing, website/page maintenance, and evaluation.

Related projects included Electronic Field Trips, Internet/website, Current Events/Virtual Republic website, teacher curriculum writing, The Idea of America online high school history curriculum, HERO (online media library), online professional development, and evaluative research.

Intern will receive supervision from Manager of Program Development Initiatives Lisa Heuvel and/or Senior Editor-Writer Gina DeAngelis, with guidance from staff members on specific projects.


  • Some completed college-level coursework with concentration in education, history, American studies, or museum studies.
  • Prior experience with photographic, archive/library, educational or historical research.
  • Computer word-processing experience and Internet research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate-level coursework in history, American Studies, museum studies, curriculum & instruction, educational leadership, educational technology. Preferred subject areas are history, social studies, and English Language Arts.

For More Information:
See below


Intern, Publications

The publications department intern will assist with various aspects of book publishing, specifically the editorial, design, and production processes. This may include:


  • Checking quotes and facts in manuscripts, including locating primary sources from libraries and online sources
  • Photo research
  • Basic proofingClearing permissions for images from museums, libraries, and other sources
  • Archiving electronic files of published books
  • Researching topics for contents of forthcoming books
  • Writing preliminary draft material
  • Maintaining the Publications library
  • Participating in the review of new projects
  • Miscellaneous administrative tasks

Intern will receive close supervision from editor Amy Watson for editorial tasks and from designer and production manager Shanin Glenn for design and production tasks.


  • College student or graduate
  • Interest in writing or publishing
  • Experience with research and writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • English or History major

For More Information:
Students may contact Lisa Heuvel, Education Outreach at lheuvel@cwf.org or Director of Publications Paul Aron at paron@cwf.org about academic internships.

Posted 12/23/14 

Paid Internship
Homestead Prairie Farm
Decatur, IL

Terms of position:  One internship for 26 weeks from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off.  988 total hours for the entire length of the internship based on a 38 hour work week.     

Location:  Homestead Prairie Farm, a circa 1860 living history house museum, is located on the grounds of  the Rock Springs Conservation Area (a 1300 acre riverine forest and prairie park) near the city of Decatur, Illinois. It is administered by the staff of the Macon County Conservation District with assistance from volunteers.  Staff offices are in the nearby Rock Springs Nature Center.  For more information on the conservation district go to:  www.maconcountyconservation.org

Salary/Stipend/Housing:  $8.75/hour at 38 hours/week. Intern also receives a $250 monthly housing stipend payment.  No on-site housing is available but site is near Decatur, Illinois.       

Duties include interpretation, youth programs, collections, exhibits, etc. To find out more information about the duties see the link below.
To apply or inquire with any questions:  
Go to http://www.maconcountyconservation.org/internship-opportunities/ to download an application. Return application along with 2 writing samples of at least 3 pages each, a resume and official college transcripts. 

Deadline is 5:00 PM on March 7, 2015. 

Contact person:      Brent Wielt, MCCD,  3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-423-7708  
Email:    bwielt@maconcountyconservation.org  

Posted 12/23/14 

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