Internships at Heritage Frederick

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

Providing 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.

Interns at work

Museum Education Internship

For students interested in both informal and formal education,  interns will assist the curator in developing meaningful learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Projects may include:

  • Leading tours for all ages
  • Assist with school programs
  • Adult and family program development
  • Support efforts to design and create exhibits
  • Collaborate in collections care and management activities
  • Assist with volunteer enrichment programs

Archival Internship

Students looking to advance their skills and knowledge in archival duties and library science will have the opportunity to work with our archivist on collection management, research, and patron services.

Projects may include:

  • Assisting visitors with locating library materials
  • Offering reference inquiry support
  • Conducting research services
  • Processing and preserving manuscripts, maps, photographs and other historical documents
  • Updating library databases
  • Assisting with research requests

To Apply:

Please Send in One PDF File

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

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

Use our contact form


Applications  are  Due:

Fall 2022 Internship – July 31, 2022

Winter/Spring 2023 Internship – October 31, 2022

Summer 2023 Internship – March 31, 2023


Internships are unpaid

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.