The Buffalo Bill Historical Center offers summer internships providing specialized learning experiences in a museum setting, with options in conservation, education, public relations, and much more.
The application period for 2013 paid internships has closed. We do consider candidates for volunteer internships year round.
The Center’s summer internship program provides opportunities for students who want to gain practical museum experience, and to assist students in the development of new or expanded applications for their academic and professional interests.
The internship program offers students hands-on involvement with the museum profession in a manner that cannot be duplicated in the classroom or through textbooks. These experiences may result in graduate theses and dissertations, and assist students in defining their career goals. Interns become aware of the professional practices and ethics of a workplace environment.
Internships are full-time positions that are usually 10 weeks in length. Interns are paid $10 per hour for forty hours per week.
Qualified upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students who are enrolled in colleges and universities are eligible to apply.
Students interested in summer internships must submit the application form, cover letter, résumé, three (3) letters of reference, and a current transcript. Applicants may be requested to submit a proposal and/or to participate in an interview.
For funded positions, interns receive a wage of $10 per hour, based on a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week.
Housing is the responsibility of the intern. The Center maintains a housing file that is available to incoming interns. Availability of housing is plentiful during the winter, but somewhat limited in the summer. Most interns have been able to locate housing at rental rates of $400 – $800 per month, depending on the type of accommodations desired.
For more information on internships, e-mail Human Resources Manager Chris Searles, or call her at 307.578.4089.