The Kellerman Foundation for Historic Preservation uses interns, both part-time and full, in a variety of positions.

Acceptance into the internship program is based on academic achievement, interests, experience, and availability. Applications are rolling, but follow a semester timeline. Time commitments are flexible and dependent on the Museum’s needs. All internships are unpaid.

Research & Exhibit Design

Research and Exhibit Design seeks interns currently attending college or graduate school to assist with the creation and betterment of current and future, permanent and temporary exhibits. The ideal candidate is creative, passionate about history and historic preservation, driven, and eager to get hands on experience in a museum setting.

Marketing & Communications

Marketing and Communications seeks interns currently attending college or graduate school to assist with all aspects of promoting the Museum, including audience development, media research, campaign design, social media marketing, digital advertising, event planning, media tracking, data reporting and analysis, and some administrative tasks. The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, detail-oriented, passionate about the arts, and eager to gain real world experience working in marketing and public relations.

Membership & Funding

Membership and Funding seeks an intern who is currently attending college or graduate school and has an interest in membership recruitment and fundraising. The intern will assist with researching prospective foundation, corporate, and individual donors; coordinating special events; filing, data entry, and other administrative tasks.  Additional activities include assistance with membership renewals, drives, and cultivation. Candidates be personable, enjoy interacting with others, and should have good presentation, research, and computer skills. Self- led grant writing ventures are also welcome and encouraged.


Volunteers are used during special events to help improve visitor experience. Duties for these volunteers range from serving snacks to assisting in giving directions for walking tours or welcoming guests to an evening program. Special Event volunteers might also be asked to assist with set up and take down for events.

School/Scout Group volunteers help Foundation staff with large groups of area children in structured learning programs.

Volunteers work to monitor Heritage Hall during open hours. These volunteers embody a friendly welcoming environment for all members of the local community to come and learn about the history of Southeast Missouri.

Individuals with specialized skills such as photography or digital media can volunteer those skills for Special Projects being undertaken by the Foundation.

If you are interested in applying please contact the foundation at for more information.