Internship at the Waukesha County Museum

The Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to learn and work alongside our staff and volunteers. Students with a particular interest in public history are encouraged to review the range of opportunities the museum has available. Past interns have worked in education programming, exhibit and collections care, and in our archives and research enter.

Currently internship experiences are unpaid, though credit may be sought by individual colleges and universities. Candidates are asked to commit to at least 6 hours and up to 15 hours per week. Students must consult with their individual department/programs for specific credit requirements.  Please include your program requirements in your cover letter or email inquiry. Those interested should submit a cover letter identifying the internship desired and resume to Bonnie Byrd at, with the subject line “Internship Request.”

We accept interns throughout the year, and will have limited opportunities in the Spring 2018 semester.

Internship Opporunities:

Education– Outreach Program Development (one position available)
WCHSM is a leader of dynamic learning experiences, through onsite visitation and outreach. Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator the intern will gain experience developing guided and hands-on programs for youth and adult audiences. Particular focus will be working with one Discovery Box kit, and creating a Power Point based outreach presentation for youth and adult audiences.

Education – Onsite Program Coordination (one position available)
Working alongside the Education Coordinator and volunteer docents, the intern will gain experience in the behind-the-scenes operation of an education department. The intern will work to ensure the onsite Education Center is prepared for programs, facilitate hands-on activities during open hours, and maintain/organize the Education Artifact Collection.Curatorial –


Collections Care & Management. (one position available)
WCHSM stewards a mixed historic collection, comprised of artifacts and archival materials, representing more than 200 years of material and recorded history of the county. The intern will work directly with the Curator of Collections and Exhibits, and WCHSM collections and archive volunteers. WCHSM is undergoing significant building renovations, including the opening of new collections storage spaces. The intern will primary work on the safe and effective relocation of artifacts into these spaces. This internship will provide direct hands-on experience in the care and maintenance of collections, cataloging, and artifact research.