"Thank you, Plimoth Plantation, for the professional perspectives, but thank you also for the life experiences. Thank you for accepting me so fully into your institution. You have guided my career goals, affected my view of the role of museums and changed my understanding of the past." - Kate LaPrad (Education and Development Intern)
"I had heard those usual intern stories of coffee-and-copying all day. But at Plimoth Plantation, I actually had some degree of responsibility and I felt I was contributing to the museum." Caroline Daigle (Public Relations & Marketing Intern)
Plimoth Plantation accepts applications from college-level freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as graduate students. We also accept applications from recent graduates and people making a career change. Our internships are unique opportunities to work alongside skilled, professional museum staff.
We offer paid and unpaid positions, depending on the internship, as specified in each internship description. Course credit is also available if needed. Please see below for more information about stipends and course credit as it relates to internships. We advise that students also work with their advisor and university to apply for intern stipends offered through their college.
We have limited housing available for interns upon acceptance into the internship program. Housing is determined by a lottery. If we have been able to place you in housing, you will be notified when we contact you about acceptance into the internship program. A $200 security deposit and signed housing agreement is required prior to moving into Museum housing. Please note that Plimoth Plantation does not cover the cost of relocation.
Yes. The town of Plymouth offers affordable public transportation (known as G.A.T.R.A) provided by the Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway Company. This is a bus service with diverse schedules and stops. A bus stop is located at Plimoth Plantation. If you have a car, Plimoth Plantation offers interns complimentary parking. Please note that this service can be limited, so a personal vehicle is strongly recommended.
Interns at Plimoth Plantation receive free admission to all of our museum sites, as well as discounts in the museum store and café. We also have a great reciprocity agreement with several New England museums and institutions so you can visit them for free (or for a reduced rate) while you are an intern.
Please click here to apply. Complete the application -- answering all questions -- and send it with the following information. Only complete application packets will be accepted. A complete application packet includes:
For Summer 2013 internships:
Please submit all materials by March 9th 2013. Our summer internship program runs from June 10th to August 2nd, 2013. Applications submitted after the application deadline will only be considered if internship positions remain open. All selected interns will be notified by the end of April 2013. NOTE: If you wish to have your advisor mail his/her letter of recomendation, you may do so at the mailing address below.
Although we do prefer email (as it allows us to quickly respond and review your application), you may also send your application and supporting materials to:
Ms. Ellis Brewster
PO Box 1620
Plymouth, MA 02362
Summer internships (June - August) are posted starting in early February. Fall internships (September - November) are posted starting in mid-July. Spring internships (March - May) are posted starting in mid-November.
Most internship run approximately 8-9 weeks and are full-time. We also offer some part-time internship opportunities. Due to the limited housing we have to offer, we regret that we are unable to offer housing to any part time internship candidates. Certain internship opportunities also may require evening and weekend attendance.
To apply for the Summer 2013 internship program, all materials must be submitted by March 9th, 2013. If there is a position on the site that interests you, please submit your materials in a timely manner, as many positions fill quickly.
All applicants who send their materials by email will receive an email confirmation within one week (5 business days). Applicants who send materials by mail may follow up by email or phone. Please understand that due to the large quantity of applications received, we are not able to provide ongoing personal status updates to each candidate. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted, and positions will be removed from the website once they have been filled.
Yes, as long as your educational institution allows it. Students are responsible for all paperwork, arrangements and credit fees.
Yes, as long as your educational institution allows it. We can work with students who wish to use their work-study or internship stipends from their school. Students are responsible for all paperwork.
Yes. Please note that all international students are responsible for making all appropriate arrangements with their countries regarding permits and/or visas.
Telephone: (508) 746-1622, extension 8226
Fax: (508) 830-6022