Internships at Minute Man 2019

A group of MIMA interns.

Public History Internship

If you love history, education, and national parks, you will love this opportunity! Learn about public history interpretation first hand in a beautiful park that commemorates the opening of the American Revolution. Interns will research, develop, and present interpretive programs and participate in living history demonstrations for the public. This internship provides a great opportunity to gain experience with the National Park Service and to work at an iconic park with high visitation.


Public History Interpreter:
This 11 week position (mid-May through mid-August) will be offered by the National Park Service Cultural Diversity Internship Program through the American Conservation Experience (ACE). You can find some information about the position and apply: Please apply by March 29th.

An additional position is also available. Please apply by March 31st.

Selections will be announced by April 10th.

Living History Interpreter: The 10-11 week position (mid-May through mid-August) is offered by the National Park Service through the Greening Youth Foundation and the Historically Black College program. Apply at the following link:
Deadline for applications is February 10, 2019

Other unpaid opportunities for students may also be available. The Volunteer Coordinator or the Chief of Interpretation and Education at the park can work with a candidate to develop an internship program to meets your course requirements. A firm time commitment is required, but the number of hours and schedule worked can be flexible. To apply for a customized internship, submit a volunteer application, a resume, and a letter describing your request and the requirements of your course of study or program. Applications must be received by March 29, 2019. Selections will be announced after April 10, 2019.

Resource Stewardship
You can help and join our resource stewardship team


Resource Management and GIS Internships

Minute Man NHP Summer Resource and Cultural Stewards, Application deadline March 31, open until filled 2019, e-mail us

Guest Scientist through the Geoscientist in the Parks program, 20 weeks, applications have closed for 2019.

GIS Biodiversity Intern - APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED for 2019
National Park Service Mosaic In Science Direct Hire Authority (DHA) position, 12 weeks, application deadline is February 10th. Applications are through the following link:

GIS Assistant Intern - APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED for 2019
Latino Heritage Program Direct Hire Authority (DHA) position, 11 weeks, application deadline is February 10th, 2019. Applications are through the following link:

Resource Management Assistant, Latino Heritage Intern Program, Application deadline Feb 10, 2019, - APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED for 2019

Biodiversity GIS Assistant, Mosaic In Science, Application deadline Feb 10, 2019, - APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED for 2019

GIS Guest Scientist, Geologic Resources Division, Application deadline Feb 3, 2019, - APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED for 2019

At The Wayside. Actors from the summer intern program.
2017 Wayside Players.


History Internship Living History Players!

Take on the role of one of the teenagers or young adults who lived at The Wayside by conducting research, writing, and performing the character.

Apply now to: Bring the past to life! 1775 - 1905 Take on the role of one of the teenagers or young adults who lived at The Wayside. Research, write, and perform living history programs! Work in a National Park! Earn your service learning hours. Gain experience for your college resume. Have fun!

Roles include:

  • Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, and her sisters in the 1840s
  • Daughters and son of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, and son of neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 1860s
  • Whitney family members who witnessed the British marching in and out of Concord on the fateful day of April 19, 1775.
  • Margaret, daughter of Harriett Lothrop, author of the Five Little Peppers, in 1905

You will:

  • Work in the historic house, The Wayside.
  • Wear historic costumes to complete the character role.
  • Work as part of a team: with park rangers, teachers, and other re-enactors.
  • Conduct research and write a character script/ performance sketch/program role
  • Participate in regularly scheduled public tours, incorporating the character role with the ranger's tour Participate in three special programs
  • Be an official park volunteer.
  • Have fun!

You need to:
Be in grades 9 – 12
Have an interest in history, historic fashion, and/or research
Be willing to perform to small groups of visitors
Be willing to participate in a team
Be available for required dates:
• Weekdays, June 18 - 29, 9 am - 3 pm, preparation/training
• Saturday, August 4, 12 - 5, program
• Sunday, August 5, 12 - 5, program
• Sunday, September 6, 12- 5, program
• July 1 - August 31, Thursdays -Mondays, about 10 hours/wk
• September - October: after school and weekends

To Apply:
COMING SOON! Check back in February 2019 for application details.

A MIMA volunteer event group photo.
Community Volunteer Ambassador

Spend a year at Minute Man National Historical Park as you help us grow our volunteer program! Filled for 2019.

Minute Man NHP is filled with historical and natural significance. The park preserves the site of the first battle of the American Revolution, the Battle of Lexington and Concord. It also is a place of recreation and biodiversity, with trails, waterways, and wetlands. The park relies on a wide variety volunteers to maintain this important resource.

Gain professional experience as you:
  • Instigate and lead national volunteer events (National Public Lands Day, Park Day, National Trails Day, etc.).
  • Create new volunteer opportunities in the park.
  • Advertise park volunteer opportunities on recruitment websites and social media.
  • Use social media (Facebook, Instagram) to highlight accomplishments.
  • Increase community engagement with the park.
  • Form partnerships with scouting, recreational, and reenactor groups.

Learn the skills of a park ranger as you:
  • Develop interpretive programs for the public.
  • Participate in living history programs.

  • Stipend
  • Housing with WiFi
  • AmeriCorps Educational Award
  • Noncompetitive Hiring for Federal jobs

To Apply

Go to and find Minute Man NHP in the Massachusetts section. Click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the steps to complete the application.


Last updated: March 19, 2019

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North Bridge Visitor Center / Park Head Quarters
174 Liberty St.

Concord, MA 01742


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