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Graduate and undergraduate internships
The Indiana Historical Society is made up of four divisions: Administration; Marketing and Public Relations; Development and Membership; and Collections, Conservation, Public Programs and Press. Each division may be able to provide learning and working experiences for undergraduate and graduate students in the form of internships.
Graduate interns (students currently enrolled in a graduate program) are typically paid a stipend that is based on the length of the internship plus travel expenses, which are based on the distance the intern travels to Indianapolis. IHS will consider students from a variety of disciplines if the completed coursework relates to internship duties.
Undergraduate interns (students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or who have received a bachelor’s degree in the last 12 months but haven’t yet enrolled in a graduate program) are unpaid. IHS will consider students from a variety of disciplines if the completed coursework relates to internship duties. Both graduate and undergraduate interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
From time to time, IHS seeks applications for internship offerings via postings at colleges and universities, on listservs and on its Web site. If no internships are posted at this time, students and recent graduates are welcome to contact IHS about the possibility of an internship by providing the following:
- a cover letter that explains why you are interested in an internship at the Indiana Historical Society, what you expect to gain from your internship, and your school’s requirements
- your resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of two references
- a copy of your current grade transcript
Please send these items by mail to April Kerber, Senior Director, Human Resources, Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to (317) 234-0857.
Your materials will be reviewed and passed along to the appropriate division. Please note that an internship may not always be possible. If this is a possibility, we'll contact you and arrange for an interview. IHS reserves the right to decline internship candidates. The staff member responsible for the intern’s supervision will be responsible for completing any paperwork required by the intern’s school.