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Employment Opportunities

Open positions

Learn more about our open positions by choosing a job title from the list on the right. If the list is empty, there are no positions available. 

IHS offers an excellent benefits package for full time employess, including health, dental, life and long-term disability coverage; employer and employee funded retirement plans with American United Life – OneAmerica; employee assistance program (EAP); Pre-Paid Legal Services; flexible benefits, and generous paid time off. Free parking provided nearby, staff discounts in the Basile History Market and the Stardust Café.

If you wish to apply for an open position please send a cover letter, employment application and resume to: April Kerber, Senior Director, Human Resources, Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, hr@indianahistory.org or Fax: 317/233.0857. 

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 hr@indianahistory.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.

Please note

Due to volume of interest and staff resources every email cannot be answered. Please do not inquire about the status of your application unless you believe it may not have been received due to technical errors.