Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program

Applications for Winter 2024 will open on September 29, 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. The most successful candidates will be collaborative, motivated, creative, and open to learning. 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.

Internship opportunities span across several departments and industries represented at The Henry Ford, such as:

  • Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Collections Management
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Exhibits
  • Experience Design
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Graphic Design
  • Historical Clothing Production and Alterations
  • Human Resources
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Learning and Engagement
  • Marketing
  • Museum Programs
  • Private Events
  • Summer Camps
  • Sustainability Programs
  • Tourism and Guest Experience

Specific opportunities available each cycle my vary. Check back in early fall to learn more about the Winter/Spring 2024 internships. If you have any questions, we welcome you to reach out to Mydashia Hough, Diversity, Inclusion, and Recruitment 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.