The Texas Historical Commission (THC) Internship Program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate level students unpaid internships within a selected agency division or program; thereby exposing them to the benefits of choosing historic preservation as a career. This is in compliance with the mission of the THC to protect and preserve the state’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of present and future generations.

Internships can include, but are not limited to, practical experience in archeology, architecture, community development, historic preservation, history, economic development and planning, marketing communications, and administration. By working closely with THC staff, students should gain hands-on knowledge relating to their coursework in a specific field.

Internships are available in the following THC Division programs:

  • Administration and Staff Services Divisions – Information resources, accounting, purchasing, human resources, and executive management
  • Archeology Division – 106 Review, state archeology programs, curatorial certification, Marine Archeology Program
  • Architecture Division – Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, Information Services
  • Communications Division – The Medallion publication, website, social media, and public relations
  • Community Heritage Development Division – Texas Main Street, Certified Local Government, and Texas Heritage Trails programs
  • Historic Sites Division – Curatorial services
  • History Programs Division – Historical Markers, Historic Cemetery Designation, Museum Services, National Register of Historic Places, and Military Sites programs

Application Deadlines:

  • January 1 for the spring semester
  • May 1 for the summer semester
  • September 1 for the fall semester

How to Apply

Send the required internship application, resume, and unofficial transcript to:

THC Internship Program Application (Word) (PDF)

For more information about internships at the THC, please read our Internship Program Fact Sheet