Research Internship (Paris, TX)

Internship Title:  Sam Bell Maxey House Research Internship

Supervising Division/Department/Site: Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

Semester Internship is Available:  Spring/Summer/Fall

Work Location Address: 812 South Church Street, Paris, TX 75460

Duration:  To Be Determined

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  Minimum 10 hours/week Fall/Spring and 20 hours/week in Summer

Travel Required:  No   



The Research Intern will take point on a political history research project that the Maxey House has available. The Intern will go through 12 years of Congressional Records from the United States Senate and complete research papers on topics that Sam Bell Maxey spoke on and how he fit in to the larger picture of politics at the time. The Research Internship must last at least 120 hours, but can last longer.

Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.



Written papers on political topics important to Sam Bell Maxey and how they fit into the overall political picture; Potential to assist with interpretive projects based on the written research, such as social media exhibits or social media posts; Creation of social media posts regarding their internship and projects



  • Interest in museums, history, archives, and/or education
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills
  • Strong organizational, multitasking, and people skills
  • Knowledge of standard office computer skills, including database software and word processing
  • Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks
  • Degree or expected degree in history, politics/government/civics, humanities, or a related field
  • Demonstrated interest in politics/government/civics, and/or history.



Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students and recent Bachelor's and 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 mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  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