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Internships

Paid Opportunities

The Kansas Historical Foundation funds paid internship positions during the summer. The deadline for each of these is April 15.

Non-Paid Opportunities

The Kansas Historical Society offers non-paid internships for students seeking college credit on an as needed basis. Internship opportunities are available throughout the school year on an as needed basis and could be coordinated in several work areas. If the Historical Society has particular needs for internships, those needs will be posted here one month prior to the application deadline.

Kansas Museum of History

Opportunities: Students, preferably in graduate school, interested in non-paid internship opportunities in museum studies, education, and history.

State Archives

Opportunities: Students, preferably in graduate school, interested in non-paid internship opportunities in library science, archival studies, and history.

Cultural Resources

Opportunities: Studies interested in archeology and historic preservation, and history.

Public Information Office

Opportunities: Students interested in marketing, communication, public relations, website updates, and history.

Application Process

To be considered for the non-paid internships, applicants must complete the application form below and submit it along with a resume, cover letter, and the name and address of at least one reference with knowledge of the applicant's public history and/or academic skills. Applications should be submitted by April 15 for the summer semester, June 15 for the fall semester, and November 15 for the spring semester. After applications are reviewed and evaluated, students will be notified if an interview will be scheduled. All applicants will be notified whether they have or have not received an internship.

Email application materials to information@kshs.org or mail to:

Internship Coordinator
Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099

785-272-8681
785-272-8682 FAX
785-272-8683 TTY

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities. Persons using TTY can access the above numbers by using the Kansas Relay Center at 1-800-766-3777.