Graduate Intern Programs

Each year, the Museum is proud to host a number of Graduate level interns who study in History, Education or Museum Studies programs from around the Globe.

The Museum’s small yet supportive staff, tremendous collection, and popular events make an ideal space for implementing new ideas.

Many of our staff became who they are today from internship opportunities, and the Museum derives much of it work from the energy and excitement of our interns. This is an important and valued part of the Museum’s work.

Recent Graduate Intern Projects

  • Developing a new hands-on Children’s Exhibit
  • Researching and providing more scholarship on the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire
  • Researching objects in our collection in preparation for our involvement with the New Hampshire History Network
  • Creating new exhibits, such as ‘Bloody Work, Medicine in 18th Century America’ and ‘George Washington and the Cincinnati’

Exhibit Design Internship Program, Spring

The American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH seeks a Graduate-level intern to aid in the creation of a yearlong exhibit that will open on May 1, 2018.  This year the museum is looking to create an exhibit focusing on European perspectives on the American Revolution utilizing objects and materials in the museum’s collection.  Intern will work with Collections Manager on exhibit planning, research, curating objects, writing labels, and installation of the exhibit.  Interns will also have a chance to take part in other aspects of Curatorial and Collections Management, including working in Past Perfect database, cataloguing, exhibit monitoring, inventorying, exhibits visioning and more.  A minimum of 200 hours should be completed between mid-January and May, 2018.  Schedule must be predetermined and correspond with the museum’s off-season hours of Tuesday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Some work may be completed off-site.


Intern should be in the process of completing or recently completed their Master’s degree in history, museum studies or related subject. Strong interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, superior research skills and excellent time management are required. Intern should be a self-starter and able to work in a team environment. Prior exhibit installation experience is not required.  Although the position is unpaid, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a growing Museum and can be completed for course credit.


Please submit resume, letter of interest, and two references to by November 20th, 2018.  For information, visit: