Intern at the MAH

When you intern at the MAH, you’ll build your resume at an internationally renowned museum with talented mentors who will help you on your professional journey. Find your fit with an internship in community programs, exhibitions, marketing, youth field trips, and intercultural engagement across Santa Cruz County.

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Internship Opportunities

Bring your creative energy and skills to a new level. Build your skills, gain practical experience, and expand your network to some of the most innovative minds in Santa Cruz.

Winter to Spring Intern opportunities are posted below.

Marketing Internship

In this internship, you’ll design and implement igniting, creative, and engaging marketing for the museum. Interns will collaborate with the Marketing & Brand Coordinator to test new ideas, maintain existing marketing channels like Facebook and printed materials, and actively welcome in new audiences to the MAH. Interns will gain experience in digital marketing, guerilla marketing, community engagement, photography, social media analytics, copywriting, graphic design, campaign design, and branding.

Partnerships Intern

Get plugged into an enthusiastic community of movers and shakers while gaining practical skills and experience. You'll learn the ins-and-outs of volunteer coordination and get a behind-the-scenes look of what makes the events at the MAH possible. You'll build relationships with existing partners and grow the MAH's volunteer base, igniting new connections in the community.

Latinx Engagement Internship

Build community and tap into an the Of/By/For All network of change makers. You will engage Latinx Beach Flats residents and create experiences relevant to them. This internship will center on building meaningful relationships with neighbors who live in Beach Flats to make our whole community stronger and more connected. You will also get to be a part of the worldwide initiative Of By For All.

Music and Performing Arts Intern

Are you a musician who wants to learn more about booking and promoting? Do you like audio engineering and want to get more into working live shows? Is the world of performing arts and event production something you’re interested in exploring more? This internship is a perfect opportunity for you to dive into discovering all the work that goes into putting on a spectacular performing arts event, while gaining the tools to do it yourself.

Museum Experience Guide

Lead community members on a guided experience of the MAH's art exhibitions, history gallery, and historic sites. Go deeper with guests and ignite conversations that matter. Gain meaningful public speaking experience and gain a well-rounded understanding of the MAH's exhibitions and collections.


Want to get a jumpstart on interning? Volunteer and get the same behind-the-scenes MAH experience with less of a time commitment.