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Specific Internship Opportunities with PA Historical & Museum Commission

Internships are available in a wide range of disciplines and professions represented by the Commission's programs:

Pennsylvania State Archives: Internships can involve the acquisition, arrangement, description, and preservation of historical government records and private manuscript collections; the creation of web-based finding aids and user guides on particular subjects; records management, including the development of retention and disposition schedules and records appraisal; research; and education and reference services.
The State Historic Preservation Office, located in Harrisburg, is offering internships with the National Register Program; community preservation and education initiatives; historic building rehabilitation programs; archaeology programs, including the Federal Government's Section 106 review; Geographic Information System (GIS) development; and various grant programs offered by PHMC. The purpose of these internships is to orient students to state and federal historic preservation programs and, specifically, to engage them in conducting research and planning, developing content and public programs, and creating web-accessible and printed educational materials for the agency's annual history themes.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania: Internship opportunities can include working with curators on a variety of research and exhibition projects; collections care and management; graphic design; and the development and delivery of educational programs. Because The State Museum embraces both natural and human history, internships may be available in the fields of archaeology, fine art, geology and paleontology, and zoology and botany, as well as community and domestic life, industry and technology, military and political history, general history and popular culture.
Executive Office: Internship opportunities are available in marketing, promotion, website design and development, and social media; and, on occasion, agency management.
Historic Sites and Museums: Internship opportunities vary widely at PHMC's historic sites and museums, but generally include some combination of planning and delivering interpretive programs, including exhibits and tours; collections documentation, care, and management; research; and operations and visitor services.
A Preservation Trades Apprenticeship Program (Summer Only) is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to introduce students and recent graduates of post-secondary trade schools, technical colleges and other training programs to the preservation and traditional building trades needed to preserve Pennsylvania's historic places. Contact Joe Lauver at (717) 787-6242 or

For further information on our internship programs, consult our Internship Overview page. For general information about the PHMC, return to PHMC home page.

Specific questions about the internship program can be directed to Amy Jukus:
Internship Programs
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024