Our Interns Do Incredible Things

Undergraduate and Graduate Students


The Interurban Railway Museum is 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, resident internship experience for the duration of their degree program. Our interns are paid above Texas minimum wage, starting at $12/hour 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 earning real-world experience and a paycheck. We will work around your class schedule so long as you can commit to a full semester and working at least 10 hours per week.

Raises are considered on a semester-to-semester basis, and are based on mid-semester performance reviews. Interns are also given the opportunity to sign up to work events outside of regular museum hours, join (1) advisory committee, 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.

Please send your cover letter and resume to info@interurbanrailwaymuseum.org by March 13, 2020 if you'd like to be considered for our Summer 2020 internship positions. Summer 2020 internships may begin as early as May 26, 2020.

We are also accepting applications for Fall 2020, due by July 3, 2020.

Real-World Experience


We provide an opportunity to gain valuable real-world museum and cultural organization / non-profit experience, and are always willing to work with professors and colleges to help students earn course credit. All of our interns are paid and have the opportunity for raises based upon quality of work and duration of their internship.

Tailored to Your Degree Program


Our previous interns have had the opportunity to write & publish books, write museum docent guides, research & write temporary exhibits, assist with exhibit design & installation, collect & analyze visitor data, and even design and manage our online content! 

Schools Our Interns Have Attended

Tulane University

Rhodes College

University of Texas, Austin

Texas State University

University of North Texas

University of Texas, Arlington

University of Oklahoma

Johns Hopkins University

University of Texas, Dallas

Where Our Interns Went on To Work

Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation

Wylie Public Library

Plano Public Library

Blanton Museum of Art

Dallas Heritage Village

Farmers Branch Historical Park

City of Fort Worth

Texas Historical Commission

Museum of Biblical Art

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Museum of the American Railroad

Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation