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PAID Educational Programming Summer Internship

18 Feb 2022 9:36 AM | Anonymous

The Maryland Center for History and Culture seeks an enthusiastic Educational Programming Intern to join the Department in person. This position will assist the Education Department in expanding our reach with diverse youth and adult audiences. While the intern will support overall operations, the central project throughout this internship will be the redevelopment and updating of MCHC’s traveling trunk program. MCHC’s traveling trunks are used by nearly 10,000 students per year across Maryland and the United States.


·         Develop and maintain educational outreach programs such as traveling trunks;

·         Support implementation of MCHC’s Summer Teacher Institute;

·         Support incorporation of institutional Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) goals within educational resources;

·         Research topics with MCHC’s special collections;

·         Deliver programs as needed (training will be provided).


·         Completed or currently pursuing a degree in History, Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies, Public History, or similar field;

·         Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills;

·         Enthusiastic desire and ability to engage visitors of all ages with history and interact with diverse audiences;

·         Mature, outgoing, motivated, customer service focused and team oriented;

·         Must be available to work one weekend day per month.

About the Position

·         Stipend of $1500 for 10 weeks

·         12-15 hours per week in person

·         Complimentary one-year MCHC membership, including free library and museum admission

·         Receive training on museum methodology

·         Opportunities to learn about different museum departments

·         Opportunities for behind the scenes access to MCHC’s collections

·         Opportunities to strengthen resume and portfolio

·         Free Parking


Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of two professional or academic references to Subject line: Educational Programming Internship. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

About MCHC

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using the society’s collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.

Founded in 1844, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. In keeping with the founders’ commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland’s past, MCHC remains the premier institution for state history. With over 350,000 art objects and artifacts and seven million books and documents, the society now serves more than 100,000 people through its museum, library, press and educational programs. Learn more at

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