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The Madison Historical Society is pleased to offer internships from time to time. College and university juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates whose areas of major concentration have included museum studies, history, American studies, art history, or related programs are welcome to inquire. There are no internship positions offered at this time.


  • are individually tailored to match your goals to our needs;
  • may be offered or can be arranged during the academic year as well as in the summer months;
  • can have a flexible term of commitment, from several weeks to several months. A minimum of four weeks is required; the average internship is eight to twelve weeks;
  • require a personal interview with our executive director and/or collections chair;
  • are currently unpaid but may be eligible for a modest stipend;
  • do not include housing or transportation;
  • will include a letter of reference upon completion.

Course credit may be obtained for extensive, full-time internships if the intern independently presents a proposal to his or her educational institution.

Archival Interns

Primary focus will be on library management and cataloging of history books and genealogies, maps, historic building files, and local history manuscripts. The intern will work with the executive director or collections chair. Filing, boxing, storage, conservation, creating search systems, and assisting both visiting independent scholars and building plaque program researchers may be among the responsibilities.

Exhibitions Interns

Our primary focus is on exhibition development, interpretation, research, and signage for the Madison Center for History and Culture and for the Allis-Bushnell House Museum and its Annex. An intern may develop a case or small gallery exhibition based on his or her personal interests and independent research related to the MHS collection and/or the history and culture of its properties or the historic coastal Connecticut environment. 

Curatorial Interns

Primary focus will be on collections management and museum operations. Working closely with the collections chair, the intern will assist with cataloging, conservation, record-keeping, inventory, research and identification, storage, acquisitions, and other concerns involved with the care and management of the MHS collection.

Preservation Interns

Primary focus will be on researching documents and images that support our Plaqued Structures program and our Historic Resources Inventory of Madison's oldest and most threatened properties.

For more information, please contact us. Call 203. 245.4567 or contact us by E-mail.

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