The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum offers unique opportunities to undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about museums and public history careers. Interns work under the supervision of museum staff in the areas of curatorial and collections work, education and programming, retail and public services, and exhibit work. Other learning opportunities may present themselves during the course of the internship. This internship gives students an overview of the types of careers available in the world of museums and public history.
Specific skills that are useful include:
The Collections Internship offers students the opportunity to learn about artifact handling, documentation, and care basic collections care. A museum’s mission and its collection is the base for all other functions and activities occurring in the institution.
The Graphic Design/Marketing Internship offers students the opportunity to explore and experience a variety of marketing and graphic design projects. The museum is a unique business where we have a retail outlet with our gift shop, we are educating the public with programming and exhibits, and market as a tourist destination. The intern would be working a few hours each week at the front desk/gift shop.
Application deadline: March 15, 2019 or until filled.