Ways to Get Involved

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 a great opportunity to gain in-depth work experience in a major American history museum. In 2021 our internships will be hosted remotely.

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.

Application Process

Two internship opportunities are available for 2021. Project descriptions 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 5 (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 Sophia Kloc, Office Administrator and Simmons Internship Coordinator, The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029.


2021 Simmons Graduate Internship Opportunities



Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Graduate Internship

The Henry Ford’s Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Graduate Internship is intended for current graduate students pursuing careers in archives, libraries or related fields. This internship provides participants with an opportunity to gain in-depth archival and library work experience in a major American history museum.

Stipend and Terms of Internship

Henry Austin Clark, Jr. graduate interns are awarded stipends for a minimum 12-week full time internship. Starting and ending dates for individual internships are negotiable. The Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Graduate Internship is funded by a generous gift from James and Katherine Clark.

Application Process

The application period for 2020 Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Internships has closed. Thank you to all our applicants! Please check back early next year for 2021 Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Internship opportunities. For more information about the Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Internship Program, contact HistoryInternship@TheHenryFord.org or Sophia Kloc, Office Administrator and Simmons Internship Coordinator, The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029.



Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Fellowship

The application period for 2021 Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Fellowship has closed. Thank you to all our applicants! Please check back next year for 2022 Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Fellowship opportunities. For more information about the Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Fellowship, contact HistoryInternship@TheHenryFord.org or Sophia Kloc, Office Administrator and Simmons Internship Coordinator, The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029.