• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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    While the park helps the city prepare for and celebrate the Lowell Folk Festival, the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton St. will be closed Wed July 23-Mon July 28. Also check our Operating Hours page for changes to tour and exhibit schedules. More »

Internships and Work-Study Positions

Matt Popores and Nicole Marrocco

Exciting Internships at Lowell National Historical Park

Work that contributes to a student's academic program and future career plans may be found here at the park in the following areas:

  • Youth non-school summer programs for middle and high school students
  • Planning and production of Lowell Summer Music Series and the Lowell Folk Festival
  • Museum education programs at Tsongas Industrial History Center
  • Interpretation and visitor services at exhibit sites and on guided tours
  • Historic trolley interpretation and related museum operation
  • Curatorial program, including artifact collection management and exhibit design
  • Historical research
  • Oral history
  • Grant-writing/fundraising for partnership programs
  • Public affairs and marketing Community outreach programs
  • Volunteer program management
  • Architecture, historic preservation, and cultural resources management
  • Park administration, planning, and management
  • Landscape architecture
  • Facility and park maintenance management
  • Video and audio-visual program production

The park will work with a candidate to customize an internship or practicum that achieves the student's goals, as well as fitting the park's needs and capabilities. Interdisciplinary programs can be designed to gain experience in more than one professional field. Candidates will apply by submitting a letter of application and a resume. They will be interviewed and evaluated for acceptance into the program. The availability of opportunities in the individual disciplines will vary according to staffing levels and workloads in the park. Stipends from the park are usually not available in this program. For further information or to begin the application process, call Park Volunteer Office at 978-275-1740 or contact us.

Student Conservation Association Positions

Did You Know?

Industrial Canyon, Lowell, MA

Protests came to Lowell in the mid-1830s. Mill management...twice reduced the take-home pay of women workers. Faced with growing inventories and falling prices, owners believed the only way to sustain profits was to cut labor costs. The mill workers were not willing to accept this logic.