Our museum buildings provide a rich opportunity for students in History, Public History, Museum Studies, American Studies, and other fields. Interns work on special projects based on their interests and the Historical Society’s needs at that time. Past interns have cataloged our military collection, inventoried our Victorian Home, conducted research for Ice House Museum exhibitions, and helped develop educational trunks for students.
Our staff works closely with interns to create meaningful projects that provide hands-on learning in areas such as collections care, preservation, database management, museum policies and procedures, and exhibition development.
The Cedar Falls Historical Society offers two Education Internships per semester session. This internship is ideal for individuals interested in expanding their understanding of the field of museum education. Experiences may include prepping and setting up for programs, doing research, designing scavenger hunts, giving programs to groups, creating educational craft activities, and assembling educational materials. Click here for more information and for application details.
The Cedar Falls Historical Society offers one Collections Internship each fall and each summer. This intern will work with the Society’s artifact collection and will organize, inventory, and photograph or scan artifacts for cataloging. She or he may also have the opportunity to learn PastPerfect museum software and assist with database entry. The Collections Intern will also have the opportunity to learn other aspects of museum work, such as hosting at museums and conducting archival research. Click here for more information and for application details.
Please e-mail us for more information or to submit your application.