Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program

Applications for Winter 2024 are closed.


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
  • Construction Management
  • Culinary
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Exhibits
  • Experience Design
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Graphic Design
  • Historical Clothing Production and Alterations
  • Historical Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Learning and Engagement
  • Marketing
  • Museum Programs
  • Private Events
  • Sustainability Programs
  • Tourism and Guest Experience
  • Youth Engagement

Specific opportunities available each cycle may vary. Visit our career portal to learn more. If you have any questions, we welcome you to reach out to Kayla Best, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator (KaylaB@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.