The Interurban Railway Museum is always looking for motivated college students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in varying fields of study like Historic Preservation, History, Museum Studies, Anthropology, English, etc.
We hire 1-2 paid interns every semester and give preference to students looking for more long-term internship experience for the duration of their degree program. Our interns are paid above Texas minimum wage and have the opportunity to work up to 22 hours per week (our open-to-the-public hours). This allows our interns enough free time to maintain focus and excellence in their coursework while also earning real-world experience and a paycheck.
Raises are considered on a semester-to-semester basis, and are based on performance. Interns are also given the opportunity to sign up to work organizational events outside of regular hours and attend (1) board meeting per semester, which are all paid by the hour.
Our internship program is funded through our parent organization, The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, by a private donor.
Our Spring 2020 internship positions have been filled!
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17, 2020 if you'd like to be considered for our Summer 2020 internship positions.
We provide an opportunity to gain valuable real-world museum and cultural organization experience and are always willing to work with professors and colleges to help students earn course credit. All of our interns are paid above Texas minimum wage and have the opportunity for raises based upon quality of work and duration of their internship.
Our previous interns have had the opportunity to write & publish books, write museum docent guides, research & write temporary exhibits, assist with exhibit design & installation, and even design and manage our online content!