Summer 2013 Intern Sarah Golden and her curated exhibit The Burnham Family & Winnetka’s Log House

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships in the following areas

Costume and Textiles Collection


The intern will assist in inventorying and cataloging artifacts from the WHS Costume collection, stored at an offsite facility, under the guidance of the curator. The intern will learn cataloging, textile handling, costume storage techniques, and gain knowledge of historical clothing and textile types.


APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Work schedules are flexible, with hours typically taking place between Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm and ranging from 8 to 20 hours per week.  Schedules will be determined with supervisor.  The position is adaptable to individual interests, so interns may have the opportunity to work in more than one of the areas listed above. Interns work directly under the supervision of the curator and/or the museum director. We encourage students to apply for academic credit for their work and will support credit requests. All internships are unpaid.

TO APPLY:  Please send your resume to Rachel Ramirez at with the subject line: 2019 Internship Application. Please introduce yourself, indicate which area(s) appeal to you, and if you plan to apply for course credit for the internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis in order of their receipt.

Additionally, we have several active, on-going volunteer opportunities; please see our Volunteer Projects page here.