2024 Internship

 Museum Educator Internship at the Marshall Steam Museum


Internship Description:
Are you interested in getting hands-on education experience within the unique setting of a museum? Do you want to strengthen your skills of program development and facilitation?  Through the Museum Educator Internship at the Marshall Steam Museum you will actively contribute to expanding our education program offerings while building your own experience and network.  

Collaborating closely with the Director of Public Programs, the internship will focus on developing and delivering our outreach programs to libraries, day cares and schools and on-site programs such as field trips, day-camps and Girl Scouts. During the summer season, which is our peak period for programs and events, there will be many opportunities to gain valuable, hands-on experience of programs suitable for diverse ages and group sizes. The internship will culminate in developing and piloting your own education program!


  • Assist with and lead outreach programs to local libraries, schools and daycares
  • Support on-site events and programs, such as monthly Steamin’ Days, field trips, day-camps and Girl Scout badge sessions
  • Innovate, research and develop education resources, new programs and activities
  • Receive training and facilitate guided tours in the museum space to the general public and field trips
  • Additional projects related to museum education programming may be assigned, such as administrative support and marketing

Compensation and Expectations

  • The internship is approximately 16 weeks from mid-May to the end of August for around 20 hours a week for a total of 325 hours.
  • A stipend of $6,000 will be paid in two installments.
  • Must be available for assisting with programs and events Monday – Fridays and some weekends (mainly first Sundays)
  • Have reliable transportation to drive to outreach locations within Delaware, Maryland (Cecil County) and Pennsylvania (Chester and Delaware Counties). We will reimburse your mileage to outreach locations based on the 2024 federal rate
  • Ability to adapt programmatic needs to diverse groups and ages
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, instructional, and communication skills

Ideal Skills and Knowledge

  • Background and interest in history, education, museums or a similar field
  • Recent college graduates, graduate students or emerging professionals preferred
  • Experience leading and managing students in classroom-like settings
  • Confidence in facilitating activities and giving clear, concise instructions

What We Offer

  • Opportunities for professional development including networking with other museum professionals
  • A supportive staff to help you learn and succeed
  • Valuable, personalized experience in education and museum programming techniques
  • Building your public speaking, program planning and teaching skills

To apply:

Email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Alli Schell, Director of Public Programs at education@auburnheights.org by Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Application Timeline

  • Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM: Application period ends
  • Mid-February: Notification of selected applicants and interview scheduling
  • Early to Mid-March: Interviews
  • End of March: Selected applicant notified
  • Early May: Onboarding process

About the Marshall Steam Museum:

This internship is made possible through the Joseph Boxler Education Fund.

The Friends of Auburn Heights is a nonprofit organization established in 2004 and dedicated to sparking discovery and creating lifelong memories. The Friends own and maintain the Marshall family’s extraordinary collection of antique automobiles along with the Auburn Valley Railroad. The mission of the Friends of Auburn Heights is to connect generations to foster excitement for Auburn Valley State Park, steam technology and American life at the dawn of the automotive age.

The Marshall Steam Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. While performing the duties of the position, the individual is regularly required to stand and walk. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs (such as educational supply boxes, tables, chairs, etc.).