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All employment opportunities with the State Historical Society of Iowa are posted on State of Iowa Jobs. Please visit that website for instructions to apply.


Are you interested in a career in museums? An internship with the State Historical Society of Iowa is a great way to build your resume and gain real-world experience within the fields of  history and museums.

A variety of paid internships opportunities are offered each year during spring and summer semesters. Internships are not currently offered during the fall and opportunities may change from one semester to the next based on department needs. Please continue to check back throughout the year and search the State of Iowa job portal to discover new opportunities with the State Historical Society of Iowa. Internships are only available to students currently enrolled in a college/university. 

Summer Internship Opportunities (late May-early September)

Internship TitleIn-Person/HybridLocationLast Day to Apply
Museum Education Assistant InternshipHybridDes MoinesApril 22, 2024
Summer Special Collections InternshipIn-PersonIowa CityApril 25, 2024

Please forward any questions regarding internships to


The State Historical Society of Iowa is looking for enthusiastic volunteers like you! Whether you’re looking for a one-time experience or ongoing volunteer opportunities, we may be able to use your help.