Public Programs Student Internship

Internship Title:  Public Programs Student Internship

Work Location: Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites; 414 State Loop 92, La Grange, TX 78945

Supervisor(s): Sites Manager Marsha Hendrix and Assistant Sites Manager Gavin Miculka

Semester: Summer 2023

Duration: Approx. 10 weeks; start and end dates are flexible

Hours/week: 40 hours/week; interns should expect to work weekends and/or evenings

Hourly Wage: $14-$16/hr; the selected candidate may also be considered for limited travel or housing reimbursement

Application Closing Date: Until filled

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to



The intern will support public programs and special projects at Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites at the direction of Sites Management. Kreische Brewery State Historic Site interprets the stories of German immigration to Texas and 19th century Texas industry. The Site’s key points-of-interest include the historic Kreische House and ruins of the Kreische Brewery. Monument Hill State Historic Site interprets the Republic of Texas era through the monument and tomb of soldiers killed during the Dawson and Mier Expeditions. The Sites also include picnic areas, hiking trails, and scenic vistas. The sites are managed by the Texas Historical Commission. This internship is funded by the Sites’ non-profit partner, the Friends of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites.

Key internship duties include:

Public Programs (approx. 75%)

  • Developing and leading formal interpretive programs including guided tours, education programs, living history demonstrations, and public presentations
  • Supporting general interpretive writing initiatives including social media posts, website content, and other visitor resources
  • Supporting visitors center operations including accepting admissions, providing orientations, and processing retail sales
  • Providing roving and informal interpretation
  • Contributing to the sites’ general maintenance and security through light custodial duties and the opening/closing of site facilities

Special Projects (approx. 25%)

  • Improving and updating web presence of and references to Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill, possibly including new research conducted by the intern
  • Cataloguing, digitizing, and organizing the sites’ research library, including physical and digital reference materials
  • There is some latitude for the intern to develop additional projects that (1) meets the student’s interests/field of study and (2) supports current or future endeavors of the Sites and/or Friends Group.


  • Current college student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent college graduate
  • Background in park management, interpretation, history, education, communications, or related field preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as a team member, and with the public
  • Proficient computer skills, including word processing and database programs
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs on a regular basis
  • Upon appointment, intern must successfully pass a background check

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