Special Event Internship

Internship Title:  Special Event Intern

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:  10/week in Fall/Spring and 20/week in Summer

Travel Required:  No   



The Special Event Intern will develop, organize, and run at least one, possibly two, educational special events to be held at the site, as well as organize and run some events that have already been developed. The development of an event includes picking a theme/topic, researching it, and creating activities site visitors can participate in that correspond to the theme/topic. The organization of the event includes determining the supplies and volunteers needed, publicizing the event, and preparing the site for the event. The Special Event Internship must last at least 120 hours, but can last longer.

Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.



Development of at least one special event for the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site; Creation of social media posts regarding their internship and projects



  • Interest in museums, history, 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, education, museum studies, library/archival science, humanities, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in museum programs, education, 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 www.thc.texas.gov.  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