Museum of Work & Culture Lepine Intern

LocationMuseum of Work & Culture
Job TypePart-Time

The Museum of Work & Culture seeks an enthusiastic, detail-oriented college student for its paid Richard and Lyse-Anne Lepine Internship.

The Lepine intern will work at the Museum three days per week (21 hours) from mid-June until mid-September (dates to be determined) under the instruction of the Museum’s education and program staff. This 13-week internship pays $18/hour. The Lepine intern will get the opportunity to learn introductory skills related to museum education, exhibition development, collections management, and administration at a local history museum.


Duties for this internship include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leading museum tours, including the Museum’s outdoor tour
  • Working with Museum collections
  • Assisting with summer camp daily activities and field trips
  • Working on development of rotating exhibits
  • Aiding in installation and deinstallation of exhibitions as needed
  • Assisting with front desk duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Enrolled at a college or university in Rhode Island
  • History major/minor or focus in similar liberal arts field
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Willingness to take initiative, work independently, and ask questions
  • Ease with operating systems, including Google Drive and Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity in working with or volunteering at museums
  • Comfortable working with elementary, middle and high school students
  • Interest in American history, immigration history, labor history a plus
  • Collections work a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French a plus

Please send your resume and cover letter describing your historical interests and relevant experience to with the subject line “MOWC Lepine Internship.” Applications will be reviewed beginning on May 15th.

To ApplySend your resume and cover letter to Hiring Manager at
The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.