Internships and Research

  • 2023 Paid McDermott Internships at the Dallas Museum of Art

    Posted: February 2, 2023

    (View as individual posting)

    The 2023-2024 McDermott Internship is a full-time, paid internship that provides those with undergraduate or graduate degrees in art, art history, art education, museum studies, and related fields the opportunity to explore a museum career.

    McDermott Interns spend nine months working closely onsite with staff in their areas and those across the Museum on a variety of exhibitions and programs. Interns are offered benefits as well as opportunities for cultural enrichment outside the DMA and $500 toward their qualified professional development. Eight specific internship positions are available and applications are due March 17, 2023.

    Additionally, they are offering eight paid Summer Art Camp Intern positions, open to current students who are interested in supporting in-person DMA summer camp programs for children aged 4-12. Note that the application deadline for these positions is March 31, 2023.

    Interested individuals can apply through the job postings linked on the DMA’s Internships page at, which include complete position descriptions and instructions. For those using the Handshake system, we have created job postings for each position on that platform as well.

  • Summer Internship OpportunityLivable Frederick Office of Planning & Design

    Posted: February 2, 2023

    (View as individual posting)

    Frederick County’s Livable Frederick Office of Planning & Design is seeking a student in Public History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field.

    The intern will have an opportunity to gain professional public sector planning experience in a team environment, as well as to expand their professional network. Under the direction of the Historic Preservation Planners, the intern will contribute to special projects, research, and analysis regarding various historic preservation issues. The internship hours will be flexible to accommodate the student’s school schedule. The office location is 30 North Market Street, Frederick and the internship will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person.

    Compensation will be provided on an hourly basis at a rate of $15.00 for 15-20 hours per week.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct historic research and write architectural descriptions of properties seeking local designation
    • Assist with the county-wide context study of African American history through conducting research, indexing resources, assisting with oral histories, and writing historic narratives.
    • Prepare portions of reports for local historic designation process
    • Support public education and outreach efforts
    • Participate in staff meetings as available

    About Us:
    The Livable Frederick Planning & Design Office is Frederick County’s comprehensive planning department, which houses a growing Historic Preservation Program. Ongoing Program efforts include:

    • Developing historic and cultural heritage components of County planning documents.
    • Partnering with the African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society in the preparation of the first countywide African American Historic Context Statement and Cultural Resource Survey.
    • Administering the County’s Rural Historic Preservation Grant Program.
    • Managing the Frederick County Register of Historic Places, including working directly with property owners interested in nomination to the Register.
    • Developing the County’s first Rural Historic Preservation District.

    To Apply:
    Please email Beau Lockard at with your resume and a statement explaining your interest in this internship opportunity.

  • Summer Paid Internships at MSA

    Posted: January 19, 2023

    (View as individual posting)

    The Maryland State Archives is offering the following paid Summer 2023 internships:

    Archival Internship Positions – deadline March 15, 2023 at 11:59pm

    Information Technology Internship – deadline March 15, 2023 at 11:59pm