Conner Prairie Internships


Prairieships are generously underwritten by funding from Bank of America. These paid intern positions complete project-specific work across various departments at Conner Prairie. The overarching mission of Prairieships is to provide resume building work experiences for the next generation of museum and cultural institution professionals.

Intern areas for Prairieships vary annually based upon departmental needs. Past interns have worked on projects in:

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Interpretation Training
  • Youth Mentorship
  • Facilities Assets
  • Food and Beverage Events
  • Audience Evaluation
  • Collections Management
  • Digital Experiences
  • Camps and Recreation
  • Historic Costuming
  • and so many more!

Applicants should be high school graduates or possess a GED. These internships are for a maximum of 180 hours. Open Prairieship positions are listed on our Join our Team page.


Job Shadowing Interns

Job Shadowing positions are limited and typically unpaid. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Approval is dependent upon the desired department having capacity and appropriate work for a high school student to complete during the desired semester. High School students wishing to job shadow at Conner Prairie should have their faculty supervisor contact Conner Prairie’s Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at


Volunteer work for College Credit/Course Requirements

Local college students pursuing a degree in History, Museum Studies, Theater, Education, or another field who are looking for long-term experience (over 180 hours) at a museum are invited to apply for our Adult Volunteer program. Documentation of hours served, areas worked, and skillset learned can be provided to your institution. Please contact our Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at to discuss your specific needs.

Summer Interns 2023