LancasterHistory offers a variety of internships that provide experience in a vibrant, professional setting at the Lancaster Campus of History. Please read below to find out about our internship opportunities for students.

The LancasterHistory NEH Summer Internship Program

LancasterHistory offers an enriching and robust Summer Internship Program for students interested in careers in museums, public history, and related fields.

During this nine-week program from June 3 – August 1, 2024, interns will complete an individual project with a senior member of the LancasterHistory staff. In the summer of 2024, there will be opportunities in the following areas: Curatorial; Archives; and Historic Site Management (President James Buchanan’s Wheatland). This is a paid internship opportunity

Applications will open February 1 at 12am and close March 15 at 11:59pm. LancasterHistory will conduct interviews on a rolling basis so we can make decisions as quickly as possible. We will announce final decisions on or before April 15.

*Applications are now open!*



National Endowment for the Humanities.

Support for the LancasterHistory NEH Summer Internship program provided by a
National Endowment for the Humanities We the People Challenge Grant.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Year-Round Internships

Year-round internships are available in the spring, summer, and fall, and are awarded through an application process. These internships at LancasterHistory are unpaid, but may be coordinated with the applicants’ college or university to provide internship educational credit.

Internship opportunities may be provided in the following areas:

  • Archives Care & Management
  • Collections Care & Management
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Museum Education & Programming

The Application Process

To see if a LancasterHistory department is accepting internships, please email for more information and guidance.

Potential internship applicants must:

  • Have completed their sophomore year in college
  • Submit an application, including a personal statement, the names and contact information of two references (one of which must be academic), resume, and an unofficial transcript
  • Go through an interview process

The hours and length of an internship may vary, and are mutually determined through the intern and the LancasterHistory staff member supervising the internship.