The Museum offers internship opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in history museums and non-profit organizations. 

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to  Your cover letter should indicate in which area(s) you would like to intern and suggest a project you want to complete while at the Museum (areas listed below). All prospective interns are encouraged to visit HMM before applying in order to design applicable projects.



Education Interns work with staff and volunteers to develop and implement educational programming for school groups. Interns are expected to research an aspect of maritime history covered in the museum, outline connections to Texas state learning objectives and develop a presentation with an interactive element. Given the opportunity the Intern may also present the program to a school group or train other volunteers on how to give the presentation. Interns are encouraged to create a budget, advertising, and other aspects of program development.


Collections Interns work with staff and volunteers to catalog and digitize the growing collection of ship models, artifacts, artwork, ship plans, books, and periodicals. Interns in this position gain experience with the PastPerfect software system.


Marketing Interns are expected to design projects to increase public awareness of HMM and be active on the established social media formats used by the museum. For example, an intern may direct and produce a series of short videos on the museum’s collections to be integrated into the museum website. The intern will also make daily updates on museum happenings to the Facebook and Instagram accounts. Marketing Interns are encouraged to implement innovative usage of web and media tools to spread the word about HMM!


Museum administration interns learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of running a museum office. Projects for the Administrative Intern include contact management using the PastPerfect software, contributing to the museum’s monthly newsletter, managing a web-based system to monitor volunteer hours, and scheduling tours and events.