Archaeology and Art History Internships
We encourage every student to do an internship so they can get hands-on work experience and make important career connections.
We successfully help students get internships at institutions around Evansville and across the nation.
Local internship opportunities include:
Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.
One of the country’s leading full-service cultural resource consulting firms. Interns work in their lab and help with field survey and excavation projects when possible.
Reitz Home Museum
Evansville’s only Victorian House Museum. Interns work behind the scenes handling historic artifacts as well as give tours of the house to the public.
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
The museum offers permanent and changing exhibits as well as educational and family programs throughout the year. Interns work behind the scenes helping to catalog artifacts and art, prepare exhibits, and conduct educational programs.
Angel Mounds State Museum Historic Site
One of the best-preserved, pre-contact Native American sites in North America. Today the 600-acre site comprises earthen mounds, recreations of Mississippian buildings, and an interpretive center. Interns help out in the interpretive center, interact with school groups, and assist the staff during public events.
Koch Family Children’s Museum
The museum features three floors of exhibits and activities that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content. Interns work to help create and conduct activities for visitors.
The library houses a trove of local archives and genealogical materials, in addition to its collection of standard publications. Interns work closely with the archivist to catalog and conserve photos and documents.
“I credit the four internships I did as an undergraduate with giving me enough experience to get my first job in the museum field within 4 months of graduation” Lizzie Flora (‘17)
“My internship gave me the opportunity not only to learn but to teach. More than this, I learned how to work as a team with my colleagues on a (sometimes stressful) project” Deb Trusty (‘05)
“My internship taught me that working hard and showing your worth, whether it be to a company or individual, will open doors and lead in you directions you didn’t originally consider” Brianne (Olson) Greenwood (‘02)
A sample of where students have done internships outside of Evansville:
- Black American West Museum (CO)
- Blanton Museum of Art (TX)
- Center for American Archaeology (IL)
- Children’s Discovery Museum (IL)
- Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Customs House Museum and Cultural Center (TN)
- Dubois County Museum (IN)
- Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago)
- Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO)
- Fred Jones Museum of Art (OK)
- George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN)
- George Washington’s Mt. Vernon (VA)
- Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology at IU
- Indianapolis Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
- Indiana State Fair
- James Madison’s Montpelier (VA)
- Kinsey Institute of Research in Sex, Gender, & Reproduction at IU
- Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences (IL)
- LBJ Presidential Library (TX)
- Missouri Department of Transportation Historic Preservation Section
- Missouri History Museum (St. Louis)
- Molly Brown House Museum (CO)
- Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
- Nappanee Public Library (IN)
- Newburgh Museum (IN)
- New Harmony State Historic Site (IN)
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- Palm Beach County Archaeology Office (FL)
- Reading Public Museum (PA)
- Sid Richardson Museum (TX)
- Strawbery Banke Museum (NH)
- Walt Disney World (FL)