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The Madison Historical Society is pleased to offer internships throughout the year. College and university juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates whose areas of major concentration have included museum studies, history, American studies, art history, or related programs are welcome to inquire.



  • are individually tailored to match your goals to our needs;
  • may be offered or can be arranged during the academic year as well as in the summer months;
  • can have a flexible term of commitment, from several weeks to several months. A minimum of four weeks is required; the average internship is eight to twelve weeks;
  • require a personal interview with our executive director and/or collections chair;
  • are modestly paid;
  • do not include housing or transportation;
  • will include a letter of reference upon completion.

Course credit may be obtained for extensive, full-time internships if the intern independently presents a proposal to his or her educational institution.

Archival Interns

Primary focus will be on library management and cataloguing of history books and genealogies, maps, historic building files, and local history manuscripts. The intern will work with the executive director or collections chair. Filing, boxing, storage, conservation, creating search systems, and assisting both visiting independent scholars and MHS building plaque program researchers may be among the responsibilities.

Exhibitions Interns

Primary focus will be on exhibition development, interpretation, research, label, signage, and exhibit guide writing, design and installation, and related public education programming. An intern may develop a case or small gallery exhibition based on his or her personal interests and independent research related to the MHS collection and/or the history and culture of its properties or the historic coastal Connecticut environment.

Curatorial Interns

Primary focus will be on collections management and museum operations. Working closely with the collections chair, the intern will assist with cataloguing, conservation, record-keeping, inventory, research and identification, storage, acquisitions, and other concerns involved with the care and management of the MHS collection.

For more information, please contact us. Call (203) 245-4567 or contact us by .
Madison Historical Society
14 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443-3155