Internship Opportunities

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites offer a wide variety of internship opportunities for college students at all levels of study and in many different disciplines.


Advance your education

Our internships are typically one semester long and range from 20 to 40 hours per week, although in some cases other arrangements can be made. Internships may result in college credit, help to expand your education or provide you with job experience. To apply for an internship, you must submit an internship application and a current resume. All paperwork must be completed to be considered for an internship.

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Open internships

  • Education Collection Intern

    Position Purpose:
    To assist the Engagement team with the management of the Education Collection used for programming.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Inventory of current education collection
    • Work with Collections Management on the documentation of the Education Collection
    • Reconfigure storage of education collection
    • Work with Engagement staff to identify potential Education Collection objects to be deaccessioned
    • Research and develop content on objects to be used in programming
    • Other duties as assigned


    Qualifications and Required Skills:

    • Pursuing college degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, or related field
    • Self-motivated, problem-solver, and organized
    • Excellent research, writing and time management skills


    Position Shift:
    Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Hours per week are negotiable and could range from 5-25 hours per week as agreed upon with student and/or advisor and availability. This is a non-paid internship.


    Position Evaluation:
    A final evaluation at the end of the internship is available upon request.  A mid-term evaluation is available, if desired, required or warranted for the internship.



    • Free parking when interning (parking passes validated in the Volunteer/Intern Center)
    • Free one year membership after completion of 40 service hours
    • Free IMAX preview events (some restrictions apply – see the Volunteer/Intern Center staff for more information)
    • Discounts at the museum store and restaurant
    • Recommendation letters from staff and documentation of hours served
    • Free educational opportunities, and occasional optional day trips for a small fee


    Start Date and end date are negotiable.


    Interested? Send an internship application and resume’ to Bethany Thomas at 650 West Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204 or email [email protected]

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Free parking when interning

Discount at the Farmer’s Market Café and the Indiana Store

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Free annual membership after completion of 40 service hours; membership privileges include:

Free museum admission

Admission to all 11 State Historic Sites

IMAX Theater discounts

Invitations to members-only events

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Recognition as a valuable part of the Indiana State Museum team

Letters of reference upon request

Documentation of hours available upon request

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For information about these and other internships, please contact Charlie Shock, concierge and volunteer manager.