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

Check back soon for information about Fall Internships. In the meantime, check out these past internships below for an idea of what's to come.

Intercultural Programs Internship

Provide a creative experience for community members onsite and throughout Santa Cruz County. Facilitate experiences such as all-ages art activities, participatory learning, or themed conversations. Develop welcoming spaces for new audiences and grow your creative skills, all while building a stronger and more connected community.

School Programs Internship

School Programs at the MAH are non-traditional. You’ll learn about a unique approach to museum education that doesn’t require students to be art “experts.” You’ll have the opportunity to create activities and go behind-the-scenes to look at how exhibitions and education go hand in hand.

Friday Creative Programs Internship

You will help build amazing, creative, hands-on experiences for all ages at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). You get to bring your most playful and imaginative self to reach new levels of creative innovation. You’ll get to create, engage, play, and interact with thousands of visitors coming to the museum.

Sunday Creative Programs Internship

You’ll support the design & facilitation of creative events that happen almost every Sunday. Collaborate with local community members, lead programs, and facilitate creative and engaging activities accessible for all ages.

Exhibitions Internship

Support interdisciplinary exhibitions at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Assist in exhibition planning, prototyping participatory activities, and art installation. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how exhibitions are created by assisting with two upcoming projects.

Photography Internship

When you photograph the MAH, you tell a story. You capture the hundreds of fire artists, painters, history buffs, youth activists, and makers who make the museum happen. Dive into dynamic and engaging media from events and exhibitions to day-to-day operations. Generate great content that will be used all across the museum and add to your portfolio.


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