Strawbery Banke is welcoming applications from qualified graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in academic institutions within the United States and its territories for the museum’s ten week long Summer Internship Program. Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum.

Successful applicants will work closely with museum staff on meaningful projects and gain experience in the operation of a mid-sized museum. All interns will have access to the museum’s historical resources that provide the interpretation for the four centuries of men, women, and children who have lived in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. Interns will also gain insight into the strategies for educational development, community programming, and historic preservation through diverse education initiatives and cutting-edge fundraising strategies.  

In addition to gaining specialized experience within museum departments and an understanding of each department’s role within the museum, interns will get the opportunity to participate in intern excursions. Interns will visit local and regional museums to meet other museum professionals, critically observe how museums interpret history, and gain a deeper understanding of how New England’s past is relevant today.

Workweeks will generally consist of 37.5 hours, with occasional additional commitments for meetings and intern enrichment excursions. Interns who meet the summer internship program requirements will receive a $1,000.00 stipend at the end of their internship. Space is available in Hough House for interns who need housing. Hough House is open to all interns regardless of sex or age. While the common areas in Hough are co-ed, the bedrooms are not.

For more information on what it is like to be an intern at Strawbery Banke Museum, click here to read the blog, The Summer I Lived at a Museum, written by 2016 archaeology intern Ana Opishinski.

For a description of the 2019 internships available, please click here.

For the internship application, click here. Or click here to apply online.

All application materials are due by March 1st.  To apply, please send a completed application, 2 letters of recommendation, your CV or resume, and a personal statement up to one page in length (can be part of your cover letter) to Bethany Allen. And also direct internship questions to:

Bethany Allen, bhallen 'AT' SBMuseum 'DOT' org

Strawbery Banke Museum
Box 300
Portsmouth NH 03802-0300