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Texas would not be what it is today without volunteers!

So not surprisingly, the Dallas Historical Society welcomes volunteers to assist with our various programs and events. There are a variety of opportunities available.

 State Fair Volunteers

Every year the Dallas Historical Society needs volunteers to help us during the State Fair of Texas! Join our crew of volunteers who help us answer questions regarding the current exhibits, assist visitors with directions and various other duties as assigned. A special State Fair volunteer orientation is held each year during the month of September.

CLICK HERE to download a State Fair volunteer packet.

Internship Opportunities

Dallas Historical Society Internships

The DHS Internships are 12 weeks in length, 8 hours per week for a total internship experience of approx. 100 hours. Each Spring/Summer the DHS takes up to 3 interns in the collections/archives department. Positions available: Offered every spring  and summer. Dates vary.

At present, we are not accepting anymore Internships for the Spring/Summer 2024 semesters. Please check back in January 2025 to inquire about future internship opportunities.

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.


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

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a resume to:

Chris Bohannan
Dallas Historical Society
P.O. Box 150038, Dallas, Texas, 75315-0038
214-421-4500 ext. 110



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