The Maryland Historical Society offers competitive fall, spring and summer internships to current undergraduate and graduate students. The overarching goals of our internship opportunities are to enhance the students’ educational experiences, as well as meet the needs of the institution. Interns are assigned directly to a staff member who supervises and mentors them on diverse and challenging projects that directly impact MdHS. Because of the semester nature of internships, interns are usually assigned to short-term projects.

While we cannot guarantee that an internship is available every semester in all departments, we typically offer semester internships in several departments. Positions are project-based and availability depends on departmental needs. Below are some examples of internship opportunities:    

Educational Outreach Division

  • Assist with children and adult tours by leading and updating tours

Collections and Museum Division

  • Work with museum curator and collections manager to assist with object and exhibition research, writing, and installation
  • Assist with the cataloging of photographs and reproductions of MdHS collection materials

Library, Special Collections, and Imaging Services

  • Edit and create new catalog entries in the online catalog (EOS)
  • Work at the Special Collections desk; assist patrons with Special Collections, check patrons in and out; vet questions over the phone and email
  • Assist with Special Collections photocopy requests
  • Preserve the Baltimore Uprising Archive Project Internship

Development and Fundraising Department

  • Assist with writing, audience development, research and mailings
  • Assist with gift entry
  • Help implement fundraising projects to MdHS constituents

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Draft and submit press releases to media sources throughout area
  • Develop targeted media lists, maintain and measure media clipping files 
  • Organize and maintain image files
  • Help ensure that MdHS is on media calendars throughout city and state

Important Information

As most students are interested in obtaining credit for their internship time, it is the responsibility of the student to convey all internship requirements to their staff supervisor. MdHS wants to ensure that all needs are met for the university that the student is attending.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Please be sure to indicate which semester you are interested in interning with us, as well as your preference in departments. Also, please include information in your cover letter indicating why you are interested in interning at MdHS and how you think your experience would supplement your educational goals. Also, let us know what prior experience, if any, you have in the museum industry.