CURRENT HOURS: Closed for general touring until May 2023 • Open to registered guests for camps, classes & dinners

Internships

We offer paid and unpaid positions throughout the year for interns who are energetic and enthusiastic about using their knowledge and talents to engage with our visitors. If you would like to join our team, please fill out the appropriate forms below.


Paid Internships

Living History Farms offers paid summer internships for undergraduate students in/entering their sophomore year or higher. Interns earn an hourly wage, obtain valuable work experience, and receive college credit.

Living History Farms internsGeneral information:

  • Credit is provided through Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
  • Students can transfer credit hours to their own program.
  • Living History Farms pays all tuition costs.
  • Students must pay to have a credit transcript sent to their individual college or university.
  • Housing is not provided.

General qualifications:

  • Affinity for working with the public, including children
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and a “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Creativity and analytical and problem-solving skills

Available Positions

GRADUATE INTERN/IOWAY FARM

INTERPRETATION INTERN

DAY CAMP INTERN


Volunteer Internships

General information:

  • Schedule is flexible, but hours will generally coincide with Living History Farms office hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Occasional nights or weekends may be necessary.
  • Positions are open throughout the year.
  • Student is responsible for ensuring that the internship fits into their program of study.
  • Positions are unpaid.

General qualifications:

  • Affinity for working with the public, including children
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and a “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Creativity and analytical and problem-solving skills

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Available Positions

COLLECTIONS

The collections department is charged with managing the museum’s collection. Interns will learn about museum collections practices as they provide support to the collections department staff.

DEVELOPMENT

Delve into the world of fundraising as you learn how to build community support for a nonprofit organization. Interns will learn to apply for grants, work with donors, and track projects from start to finish within a strategic plan. Open to sophomores and above.

EDUCATION

Anyone can learn. Learning is fun and active! You never stop learning. These three basic tenets are the foundation of Living History Farms’ educational programming. Taking a project-based approach, you will learn how museums develop, implement, conduct, and evaluate educational programming for students of all ages. Open to freshmen and above.


Questions? Please call (515) 278-5286 ext. 157 or email education@lhf.org.

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