Internships at Mystic Seaport

Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn more about museums and the maritime world.

Each year we recruit a diverse group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history with the world. See how the academic subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at one of the nation’s largest history museums. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at this and other top New England museums through field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll also spend two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events.

College or graduate credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. On-site housing may be available for a fee.

Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.