College Internships

Old Sturbridge Village is now accepting applications for college internships. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American history focusing on the 1830s, the Industrial Revolution and agricultural history, as well as museum education or administration.

All interns will have the opportunity to use the research library, spend time in our collections, and observe different levels of management. See a slide show.

General Information

Applicants must have completed at least one year of college before the start of the internship.

There are 20 Summer Program Internships that will receive a $1,500 stipend. Administrative Internships are unpaid.

Two applicants will be awarded the Moir Intern Scholarship and one applicant will be awarded the Stephen M. Brewer Intern Scholarship. Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered as a scholarship candidate.

Internships are available during the spring and fall semesters and during a 12-week summer session. The summer session for 2016 runs from June 1 to August 21.

Housing may be available for a fee.

Transportation is not provided.

Application Process

Download an Intern Application Form

Questions: Call Kim Adams at 508-347-0302 or email us.

Application deadlines:

  • Spring Semester: November 16, 2016
  • Summer: March 7, 2016 (summer internship period is 12 weeks, June 1-August 21)
  • Fall Semester: July 15, 2016

Internship List

Program Internships: 

Technology/Education Internship

Garden Internship

Curatorial Internship

Interpretation Internship

Museum Education Internship

Sustainable Agriculture Internship

Administrative Internships:

Development Internship

Graphic Design Internship

Marketing Internship

Special Events Internship

Moir Intern Scholarship

The Moir Internship is funded through the Moir Education Endowment, which was created to honor the Village's former chairman Bruce D. Moir for his service to the museum. The internships are designed to provide a rich and rigorous summer experience for two college students who have demonstrated an interest in the study of American History - possibly with the intent to enter the field professionally - while assisting the Village in its efforts to fulfill its mission. The two college interns who best embody this ideal will be awarded the Moir Internship and receive a $1,500 stipend.

The Stephen M. Brewer Intern Scholarship

The Stephen M. Brewer Internship is funded through the Tri Community Chamber of Commerce, and was created to honor Senator Brewer for his service to the community. The internship is designed to provide a rich and rigorous summer experience for a college student, from Senator Brewer’s district, who has demonstrated an interest in the study of American History, Museum Studies or Education - possibly with the intent to enter the field professionally - while assisting the Village in its efforts to fulfill its mission. The college intern, from Senator Brewers district, who best embodies this ideal will be awarded the Stephen M. Brewer Internship and receive a $1,500 stipend.

Towns included in Senator Brewer’s District are Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Barre, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holland, Hubbardston, Monson New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Palmer, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Rutland, Spencer, Sturbridge, Templeton, Wales, Ware, Warren, West Brookfield, and Winchendon.