Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



We at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites offer an array of internship opportunities that give students the educational tools to be successful in their careers.

"Under the guidance of the former Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Amy Frey,  I had an invaluable experience working with collections, creating exhibits and learning the ins and outs of managing over 60,000 objects and maintaining several museums. The eighteen months I spent working under Amy were invaluable towards my education in the museum field. I look back on my internship as more than an internship. It was an unforgettable experience to expand my education and grow both personally, and professionally." -Marissa Z., Moravian College

Hear what former interns have to say here.

Available Internship Positions:

Collections & Exhibition Management

The collections and exhibition management intern will assist with research, design, installation, and promotion of new exhibitions across all of Historic Bethlehem’s sites. Internships in this category are tailored to the specific interests of the student and needs of the organization.

Graphic Design

The graphic design intern will gain experience designing a wide variety of materials. Frequently included are promotional posters, fliers, logos, invitations, rack cards, brochures, and website graphics, print ads for newspapers and popular magazines, as well as curatorial design elements for exhibitions. This fast paced internship is best for students in their Junior or Senior year of college with access to their own laptop with Adobe Creative Suite design programs. Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop are required. A successful applicant will be able to demonstrate strong creative and copywriting skills. This opportunity is for 10 -12 hours a week, 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Sales & Retail Management

The retail management intern will assist the manager of the Historic Bethlehem visitor center with daily store operations, visual marketing, and group sales management. A successful applicant will have exceptional customer service skills and a professional interest in business or hospitality/tourism management.

Event Coordination

The event coordination intern will work with the Historic Bethlehem administrative staff to schedule and organize the details of special events and site rentals at all of Historic Bethlehem’s sites, including developing promotional opportunities and marketing events to local communities. Interns will be required to plan, organize, and oversee an event from the initial stages, including sponsorship requests, through to the execution of the event. The successful applicant will be highly organized with exceptional customer service skills and a professional interest in event coordination.

Historic Site Management

The Historic Site Management intern will learn how to operate a museum site including visitor operations and experience, maintenance, staff scheduling and management, marketing, outreach, and point of sale. The successful applicant will have a strong customer service background and excellent problem solving and organizational skills. This internship is ideal for individuals with history, anthropology, and hospitality/tourism management backgrounds.

Marketing & Social Media

The marketing and social media intern position is for the individual interested in attaining on the job experience managing social media, acquiring marketing quality promotional information and photographs, website management, email marketing, event promotion through press releases and community bulletin boards, and advertising. A successful applicant for this position will be able to formally communicate with the public and have excellent professional and customer service skills. Strong writing skills are required. This opportunity is for 10 -12 hours a week, 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Programming & Education

The programming and education intern will work with the assist in program development and administration, outreach, and marketing initiatives relating to programming and education. Communicating with schools and booking tours for both accredited programs and custom offerings will also be required. A successful applicant for this position will be able to work with both children and adults in an educational setting, be highly organized, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Visitor Experience & Volunteer Management

The visitor experience and volunteer management intern is responsible for aiding in outreach and programming initiatives, as well as recruiting and organizing volunteers for various events, clean-up projects, and museum operations. Skills learned include event planning, enrichment program development, and volunteer management. A successful applicant in this position will have excellent customer service and communication skills. The opportunity to organize and manage volunteers for a large event is available during each semester.

Database Management

The database intern position is for the individual who is interested in attaining on-the-job experience in data entry, data clean up and organization, data analysis, data integration, and database management systems and will assist with documenting processes and procedures in the data collection and analysis for HBMS visitors and members, compiling monthly membership reporting, and assembling mailings. This intern will contribute to a long-term data depending on the need of HBMS and that applicant’s skillset. The successful applicant will be highly organized, detail oriented, and experienced in Excel. This opportunity is for 10 -12 hours a week, 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Alecia Caballero.

Required Documentation

  • Complete Intern Interest Form Below
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Departmental or college/university internship requirements and guidelines

Applications for internships are accepted throughout the year. 

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