Internship Opportunities - Mackinac State Historic Parks | Mackinac State Historic Parks

Internship Opportunities

Click on any internship below for a full description. Housing is available in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island.
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Collections Assistant Intern

Responsible for inventorying, cataloging and other general collections work, and may also include organization and cataloging of historic photograph or archival collections material and assisting in conservation treatments and research. Possible opportunities to participate in work with artifacts, costumed interpretation or visitor evaluation as well. This position has been filled for the 2024 season.

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Archives Assistant Winter Intern

This position is based at the Keith R. Widder Library in Mackinaw City. The intern will be responsible for processing books, scanning photographs, and other general archival and collections work. Duties may include organization and cataloging of archival collections material, assisting researchers and maintaining a vertical research file. This position has been filled for the 2024 season.

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Natural Resources Intern

Assists in protecting the natural resources of Mackinac State Historic Parks. Working in conjunction with MSHP staff and conservation partners, duties include invasive species inventory and removal, trail maintenance, and public interpretation of our natural resources. This position has been filled for the 2024 season.

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Marketing Intern

The marketing intern is responsible for assisting the Chief of Marketing in a variety of activities, including writing and designing the bi-weekly employee newsletter (The Current), all aspects of producing a news release, photography and video, and social media. This position has been filled for the 2024 season.

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Special Events and Groups Intern

Assist visitors at all of the historic sites within MSHP, which includes meeting scheduled motor-coach groups, assisting other staff at evening programs, weddings, and other special events. Based on the individual’s interests and skills, the intern will also have opportunities to participate in all facets of the marketing department. This position has been filled for the 2024 season.

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Park Operations Intern

The park operations and grounds/maintenance internship will work as a part of the Park Operations unit on Mackinac Island learning the administrative functions of park management, setting up office systems, and how to serve the visitors to Mackinac State Historic Parks by performing duties in a park setting with numerous and varied contacts with the public on a daily basis. This position has been filled for the 2024 season.

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