French Legation Intern

Internship Title:  French Legation Intern

Supervising Division/Department/Site: French Legation State Historic Site

Semester Internship is Available:  Spring/Summer/Fall

Work Location Address: 802 San Marcos Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Duration:  To Be Determined

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  Minimum 10 hours, Maximum 20 hours/week in Summer

Travel Required:  No   



Research interns will be assigned topics to research including but not limited to people, places and structures associated with the French Legation State Historic Site, Austin’s eastside Freedman Colonies, and the surrounding neighborhood. Intern will compile research into report or paper on the topic assigned to them. Research will be used in the development of site programs, special exhibits, social media posts, and articles for online publication.

Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.



Research using a variety of digital, archival, and oral resources.
Document and photo digitization, cataloguing and organization.
Development of social media posts regarding projects.
Assist in the development of non-permanent themed exhibit.
Assist in development of educational resources including online articles and graphics.
Assist in developing and/or conducting K-12 and public programs.



Using computers and common office equipment.
Interest in museums/historic sites, public history, and collections management/library science.
Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
Degree or expected degree in history, archaeology, education, museum studies, library/archival science, humanities, or a related field.
Ability to work with minimal supervision on detailed tasks.
Ability to work indoors and outdoors in challenging environmental conditions (heat, rain, cold, humidity etc.)
Knowledge of basic library science principles.



Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students including sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and/or recent bachelor's or master's degree graduates.


REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at  Please e-mail applications to  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY