Internship Opportunities

Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to offer a number of internship opportunities every fall, spring, and summer semester, to all students beyond their freshman year of college. Internships are part-time, with the opportunity for college credits.

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester. Applications are due December 16.

How to apply: Please contact the Career Resource Center at your college regarding any interest in internship opportunities. Send your resume, a letter of interest, and completed application to Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming, at kara@huguenotstreet.org. Interviews to follow.


Archives Internship

Collections intern Kathryn Graham presenting objects from our historic collections.

Collections intern Kathryn Graham presenting objects from our historic collections.

Interns will report to and work with the Archivist/Librarian performing a variety of collections maintenance jobs. Responsibilities and projects may include cataloguing, inventorying, organizing, and maintaining archives, and entering data into the collections database. All interns will receive training in handling archives. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period. 

Some computer and camera knowledge is preferred, but not required.

Curatorial/Collections Internship

Interns will assist with the cataloguing, display, and research of the HHS Permanent Collection that includes a variety of antique furniture, textiles, household items, photographs, archival materials, and fine and decorative art.  Responsibilities include proper handling and care of museum objects; photography and scanning; research, writing, and interpretation; creating content for the Object of the Week blog; as well as planning exhibits and installing artifacts and archival materials. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own individual project(s) by the end of the internship period. 

Candidates should have an interest in historic archives and collections. Prior knowledge and/or experience in cataloguing and handling historic objects is preferred. Basic computer skills are required.

Marketing and Development interns at work.

Marketing and Development interns at work.

Communications & Marketing Internship

Interns will assist the Communications & Marketing Manager with a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to advertising, marketing, public relations, graphic design, and social media. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in a related field; marketing, communications, digital media, etc. Communication and computer skills required. Graphic design skills, an interest in history, and/or experience working for a non-profit organization preferred. 

Grant Research Internship

Interns will use their innovation and communication skills to assist Historic Huguenot Street’s Grant Writer in building opportunities for donors and grantmakers, as well as in designing creative fundraising projects to support the ongoing programs of the museum. The position will provide hands-on experience in nonprofit development and practical experience in museum management. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own individual project(s) by the end of the internship period.

Candidates should be Junior/Senior level business students with strong verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational, interpersonal, and planning skills are required, in addition to ability to work on tight deadlines. Prior nonprofit experience is desired or a background in marketing, sales, public relations, and customer service. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. Confidentiality of sensitive materials is expected. An average GPA of 3.7 or above is required. Communication and computer skills required. An interest in history and/or experience working for a non-profit organization preferred.

Interns interviewing and filming local historian A.J. Schenkman for Stories From Stones.

Interns interviewing and filming local historian A.J. Schenkman for Stories From Stones.

Programming & Education Internship

Interns will assist the Director of Public Programming and School Programming Coordinator with special events and other public programs, such as school groups, lecture events, tours, and more. Interns will also take part in the development and implementation of new programs for various audiences. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period. 

Candidates should have an interest in history and education, and enjoy working with the public. Communication, computer skills, and creativity required.