Internship Opportunities

Dallas Historical Society Internships

The DHS Internships are 10 weeks in length, 15 hours per week for a total internship experience of 150 hours. Each Spring/Summer/Fall the DHS takes up to 3 interns in the collections/archives department and up to 2 in educational department. Internships are paid depending upon funding. Positions available: Offered every spring, summer, and fall. Dates vary.

Collections Interns

The Dallas Historical Society seeks individuals who wish to gain practical experience in a professional archival and museum setting. Projects may include organizing and describing archival materials, assisting with the preservation of collection items, working on a larger collection with a staff member, or assisting with overall collections management and care.

Education Interns

Intern will assist the Educational Director in various tasks, including giving tours, transcribing oral histories, working with school children and editing educational material to remain up-to-date with current state curriculum requirements.

Requirements

  • Internships are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA overall, minimum 3.25 in related field (History, Museum Studies, Library Science or other related field)
  • Successful completion of at least twelve (12) hours of university course work in a major or minor in related field

Deadlines

Applications for Spring term must be received by December 1. Applications for Summer term must be received by April 1. Applications for Fall term must be received by August 1.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a resume to:
Amy Aldredge
Dallas Historical Society
P.O. Box 150038, Dallas, Texas, 75315-0038
214-421-4500 ext. 102
amy@dallashistory.org