Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

ColleenDo you love MOHAI? Volunteer and become part of the MOHAI family as we share stories, preserve history and serve as an important resource to the community. Volunteers and interns are crucial to MOHAI's work. Their skills, generosity and passion for history and our community make MOHAI a richer and more responsive institution.

In return for their service, volunteers receive member benefits including free admission to the museum, discounts at the MOHAI store and café, and invitations to special events. Each year MOHAI also honors a volunteer with the Tom Landry Volunteer of the Year Award.

Open Internship Opportunities:

2016/2017 School & Family Programs Internship
MOHAI Education is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated interns with an interest in working with young people and a passion for history. MOHAI interns bring history to life for tens of thousands of youth each year through school field trips, family programs, and summer camps, gaining hands-on experience working with students in a museum setting. Through this behind the scenes look at MOHAI’s award-winning programs, plus mentorship and professional development from MOHAI’s educators, interns build and improve their teaching skills, and walk away with skills and resources crucial for careers in informal education.

Internships run on a quarterly basis, and interns may re-apply for an additional quarter with increased responsibility.

2016-2017 Internship Calendar:

  • Fall 2016: Sept. 26 – Dec. 16; Applications due Sept. 16
  • Winter 2017: Jan. 3 – Mar. 24; Applications due Dec. 5
  • Spring 2017: Mar. 27 – June 16; Applications due Feb. 27
  • Summer 2017: June 26 – Aug. 31; Applications due June 1

View the full internship description

To apply for an internship, please email Manager of Volunteer Resources, Kimberly Jacobsen a resume and short cover letter describing goals and interests as they relate to this internship, relevant previous experience, and availability.

Open Volunteer Opportunities include:

Visitor Services Volunteers
Join MOHAI's Visitor Services Volunteer Team and help us welcome and assist museum visitors during weekends, holidays, First Thursdays, and busy event days. This is a great opportunity for friendly, outgoing volunteers who enjoy providing excellent customer service in a museum environment.

Ongoing Special Events Volunteers
Join our smart, savvy, friendly, and outgoing event volunteer team and help support a wide variety of MOHAI's ongoing events and programs.

Youth and Family Program Assistants
Join our education volunteer team and supervise a variety of programs geared towards youth and families on First Thursdays and quarterly Family Days as well as other special event days. Click here for more information on Youth and Family Programs.

Submit an application and apply for volunteer opportunities