Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program

Applications will open in mid-November 2022. Winter 2023 internships are anticipated to begin January 23, 2023 and conclude May 5, 2023.


The Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program at The Henry Ford is a cohort-based program that offers engaging professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities. We invite candidates* who are curious about careers in the museum world to become a part of our legacy and take it forward. All internships are paid and will last 10-15 weeks.

The purpose of the internship program is twofold:

  • Offer opportunities to students and emerging professionals who identify with groups that are historically minoritized and underrepresented across the museum world.
  • Invite interns to think outside of the box and explore their careers in ways they may not have considered before.

*Candidates who have a disability, identify as Black, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Arab, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Latino/a/x, LGBTQIA+, or who exist at the intersection of these identities are encouraged to apply. All submitted applications will be considered.

The most successful candidates will be collaborative, motivated, creative, and open to learning. Internship opportunities span across several departments and industries represented at The Henry Ford. In Summer 2022, internship opportunities included:

  • Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Experience Design
  • Food Services Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resources - DEI 
  • Information Technology
  • Learning and Engagement
  • Marketing Project Management
  • Museum Programs
  • Historical Clothing Production and Alterations
  • Technology Engineer

Descriptions of each position will be available on our career site, where you will also be able to submit your application and materials. Application requirements for each internship may vary, depending on the position and necessary qualifications.

If you have any questions, we welcome you to reach out to Mydashia Hough, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, via email (Employment@TheHenryFord.org).

Please note: International students who require Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization are eligible to apply.

Funding for the Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program is provided by The Ford Foundation.