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Eisenhower National Historic Site is currently accepting applications for summer internships for 2022. These internships would take place between late May and early August and include either interpretation or museum curation positions.

Interpretation interns give house tours of the Eisenhower home, staff the information desk in the site’s reception center, and present other interpretive programming they have researched and prepared. Interns also have the opportunity to work on special projects involving social media and 21st Century public history interpretation. Eisenhower National Historic Site’s interpretive programming includes political, cultural, social, and military history topics relating to the lives of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower and the eras in which they lived. We are always looking for how we can best use our historic resources and stories to be part of conversations that are happening today about our society and world.

The curatorial intern assists the museum curator in the operation of the site’s museum management program and park library. Job duties may include cataloging and proper storage of museum objects and archival documents, data entry, transcriptions, photography, conducting inventories, museum housekeeping, integrated pest management, and social media. Eisenhower National Historic Site’s museum collection encompasses over 50,000 objects with the majority relating to the life and work of Dwight David Eisenhower.

Summer Interns work a 40-hour week (interpretation interns should expect to work weekends) with formal and informal on-the-job training provided. The internships are not paid, but dormitory-style housing and a living stipend of ($2000) are provided.

Students who have completed at least one year of college and are working toward degrees in history, political science, museum studies, park management, education, graphic design or related fields are welcome to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To be considered for a summer 2022 position, it is best to have your resume and cover letter submitted by the end of January.

For questions and to submit your application please email us at eise_education@nps.gov. To apply, email your resume with two professional references and a cover letter explaining your interest. Please clearly state your preferred position, curatorial or interpretation.

Last updated: December 17, 2021

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