Where Past Meets Present

Rock County Historical Society

Internship Program

Gain real-world experience to expand your resume and enhance your career
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How To Apply

To apply for an internship, please complete our application.

For more information, email the RCHS Volunteer & Internship Coordinator or call (608) 756-4509.

Note: Internship opportunities are limited and spots fill quickly, especially for the summer. Please apply for summer internships by May 1 of that year.

Internship Opportunities

ARCHIVES

Assist in increasing the accessibility of archival materials and developing the archives’ role in the community through various projects.
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DIGITAL MEDIA

Play an active role in the development of the Rock County Historical Society’s online & digital community and the development of its assets and content.
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EDUCATION

Play an active role in our various programs and initiatives that seek to reach the public, and engage with them through history.
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EVENTS PLANNING & MARKETING

Assist with the planning and execution of events and facility rental programs with the support of other staff and volunteers.
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FRANCES WILLARD SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Take on an active leadership role in our historic springtime Frances Willard Schoolhouse experience.
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LINCOLN-TALLMAN HOUSE TOUR FACILITATION

Be responsible for tour development and execution of our Lincoln-Tallman House tours, while researching ways to engage visitors on-site and remotely.
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HISTORICAL MAINTENANCE / GROUNDSKEEPING

Assist the Operations Manager and Campus Caretaker to learn the challenges involved in maintaining a historic property.
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OUTREACH & SOCIAL MEDIA

Be involved with RCHS’s social media interactions, develop comparative business analytics, and help promote and assist with campus events.
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Rock County Historical Society

Internships

Internships are a great way to start your journey towards your career; join us on campus to discover your path in the not-for-profit or business field. Maybe you are interested in a career directly in the museum sector. If you are interested in a future with not-for-profit work, an internship with RCHS could give you valuable experience in a number of organizations. Perhaps your career goal is in education, events management, IT, marketing, not-for-profit management, journalism, research or history. We can add experience to your portfolio in all these careers.

RCHS internships are designed for current students who are seeking credit.  If you would like to work for RCHS and will not be a current student at the time, please visit our volunteer page or contact our Volunteer & Internship Coordinator (virecruiter@rchs.us | 608-756-4509)

What We Offer

Real-life experience in a dynamic work environment is at your fingertips. Work with our professional staff in a variety of areas to get a well-rounded perspective of what museum work is like.

Our interns are an important part of our community, and we value all of the work that you are able to give us. We hope that your experience here is rewarding, and that you find challenges and build valuable skills. Every year, our interns help us to make connections with our visitors, run great community events, help guests discover their own histories, and keep RCHS running!

Our Interns Speak For Themselves

“RCHS has allowed me to immerse myself in all parts of the museum process in a very hands-on way. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work so closely on educational programs.”

“Y’all are dreamers, in the best way.”

“The work culture is friendly but professional-you can have informative business meetings but throw in some jokes. I love that it is progressive and thinking outside the box, and programming for a younger generation.”

“I love that RCHS is looking to involve the community more and is making more [programming] available because of the positive feedback from the community. They are always looking for ways to improve.”

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