Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor history museum which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences. We are looking for interns to join our team who are energetic and enthusiastic about using their knowledge and talents to engage with our visitors. We offer a variety of paid and unpaid intern positions throughout the year.
If you would like to join our team, please fill out the internship application form linked below the position you are applying for. Please upload your resume and cover letter at the bottom of the application form. Living History Farms also has many volunteer opportunities available.
Living History Farms offers a 90-day summer internship program for undergrad students in their sophomore year or higher. Interns earn a temporary worker hourly wage and receive six hours of tuition-free history credit, and valuable work experience – plus Living History Farms pays all tuition costs. Credit is provided through Graceland University and students can transfer credit hours to their own program.
Questions? Please contact Dan Jones, Intern Program Coordinator, at (515)278-5286 ext. 157, or via email at email@example.com.
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.
Open to sophomores and above
Delve into the world of fundraising, as you learn what it takes to build community support for a non-profit organization. Through a project-based approach, interns will learn what it takes to apply for grants, work with donors, and track projects from start to finish within the context of a strategic plan.
Majors: Business, Marketing, Journalism, Management, English, History, or anyone interested in working in a non-profit environment.
Open to freshmen and above
These basic tenets form the foundation of the educational programming offered by Living History Farms. Taking a project-based approach, you will learn how museums develop, implement, conduct, and evaluate educational programming for students of all ages.
Majors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, or similar interest/major
Open to sophomores and above
Marketing interns assist Living History Farms in attracting visitors, volunteers and staff to events, programs, and classes as well as employment and volunteer opportunities. This position involves communication and marketing promotions and/or event planning depending on student interests. Marketing duties may include using email marketing, social media, press releases, design, website management, and multimedia advertising to increase attendance. Event duties include planning, organizing and executing special events including setup and tear down.
Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Multimedia, Journalism, Event Planning or related fields
Open to juniors and seniors
Intrigued by what it takes to manage a non-profit organization? This intern will assist the President of Living History Farms and other department administrators with a variety of projects.
Majors: Management, Business Administration, Finance, History, or similar interest/major
Questions? Please contact Dan Jones, Intern Program Coordinator, at (515)278-5286 ext. 157, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org