Simmons Graduate Internship Program
The Henry Ford’s Simmons Internship Program is designed for current graduate students pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, conservation labs, or related fields. This internship provides participants with an opportunity to gain in-depth work experience in a major American history museum.
Stipend and Terms of Internship
Simmons interns are awarded stipends for a minimum 12-week full time internship. Starting and ending dates for individual internships are negotiable. The Simmons Internship Program is funded by the Vera W. and Walter E. Simmons Endowment Fund.
Three internship opportunities are available for 2019. Projects are listed below. Applications should include:
A letter of application, stating how your graduate studies, work and/or volunteer experience and personal interests qualify you for the specific project
A résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
Two letters of recommendation regarding your qualifications for the internship, submitted directly by the authors
Students may apply for more than one internship project but must submit a unique letter of application for each. Duplicate letters of recommendation and resumes will be considered.
The deadline for application is Friday, March 8, 2019 (postmarked or emailed by 11:59 PM EST).
Please submit inquiries, letter(s) of application, résumé or CV and letters of recommendation to HistoryInternship@TheHenryFord.org or Saige Jedele, Associate Curator and Simmons Internship Coordinator, The Henry Ford (20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029).
2019 Simmons Graduate Internship Opportunities
- Archival Description Access System Internship
- American Textile History Museum Trade Catalog Organization, Description, and Access Internship
- 1897 Daimler Victoria Conservation Internship