Heritage Frederick  – The Historical Society of Frederick County
Bridging the Past to the Future


“The experience I’ve gained here is invaluable and it was a great way to start my exploration of the museum world.”


Internships at Heritage Frederick provide students with valuable career experiences in a variety of disciplines. A professional museum and/or library staff supervises all internship projects. Every effort is made to match your education, experiences, talents and career goals with projects that will help interns to broaden their knowledge with in the museum/library field.

To Apply: Please Send…

 –Cover Letter


Jennifer Winter, Program & Education Manager

 By Mail: Heritage Frederick, 24 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701

By Email: jwinter@frederickhistory.org

Applications  are  Due:

Spring 2019 Internship–Nov. 30, 2018

Summer 2019 Internship—Apr. 5, 2019

Fall 2019 Internship—Jul. 26, 2019

High School

All interns in this program will take the General Museum/Library Internship, which will help to provide a foundation for college and career goals. This program fulfills the high school internship credit requirements. Schedules are flexible and will be set between the intern and their direct supervisor.

Undergraduate & Graduate

All internships listed are available in this program and may be used toward class credit, based on the requirements of your college. Schedules will be set between the intern and their direct supervisor, but interns are expected to work at least 6 hours a week.  


All internships listed are available in this program. For individuals who have already graduated college and would like to gain experience in the field. Schedules are flexible and will be set between the intern and their direct supervisor.

Museum Education Internship

For students interested in both informal and formal education  will assist the museum education staff in granting meaningful learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Projects may include:

-Leading tours for all ages

-Assist with in-class school programs

-Adult and family program development

-Assist with volunteer enrichment programs

Research Services Internship

Students interested in the field of library science will have the chance to assist library staff in offering patron services to the public.

Projects may include:

-Assisting visitors with locating library materials

-Offering reference inquiry support

-Conducting research services for off-site requests

Registrar Internship

For students pursuing careers in material culture, artifact preservation and collections management will  work closely with the Registrar and museum collections.

Projects may include:

-Cataloging artifacts

-Artifact research

– Housing artifacts

Archival Internship

Students looking to advance their skills and knowledge in archival studies will have the opportunity to work with the archival and library staff with collection management and providing patron services.

Projects may include:

-Processing and preserving manuscripts, maps, photographs and other historical documents

-Updating library databases

-Assisting with research requests

Development Internship

The Development Intern will assist with a wide range of projects and gain significant hands-on experience as well as valuable training in key aspects of nonprofit development.

Projects may include:

-Assist with the production of donor solicitation materials and ongoing correspondence including memberships, annual fund appeals and special events

-Conduct prospect research and analysis to support solicitation strategies

-Provide logistic and clerical support for solicitations and events; duties include: preparing mailings, working with outside vendors, maintaining database, coordinating event logistics, helping set up and take down arrangements for events and meetings.


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Bridging Frederick County's past with its present and future