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  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

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  • Processing and preserving manuscripts, maps, photographs and other historical documents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

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:

Summer 2020 Internship—Apr. 3, 2020

Fall 2020 Internship—Jul. 24, 2020

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.