Career and Internship Opportunities

Career and Internship Opportunities

Careers with The Filson Historical Society

Join us in sharing history!

The Filson Historical Society is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, an equal opportunity employer, and provides its employees with industry competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

For general information regarding career opportunities, please contact the Filson Historical Society at (502) 635-5083.

Current Openings


H. F. Boehl Summer Internship

Eligibility: Current enrollment in or recent completion of a graduate program in history, library science, archives, museum studies, or a related field.

Tenure of Internship: 100 hours to be completed in-house at the Filson.

Amount of Award: $15.00/hour

Interns work with appropriate curatorial staff and faculty advisers in areas of collections management and research. Recent projects have included processing manuscript and photograph collections, creating an online exhibit, and inventorying museum collections.

The 2024 intern will process and describe at least one digitized audiovisual collection. Click here for a PDF of the 2024 internship posting.

The application deadline for the Boehl internship is February 15th each year (or the Monday following the 15th if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday). The deadline for 2024 has been extended to March 15, 2024.

To apply, please email the below items to gro.l1718412071aciro1718412071tsihn1718412071oslif1718412071@hcra1718412071eser1718412071 : 

  • 1-2 page cover letter describing your experience in library, archival, or museum collections, your research interests and course work, and how this internship aligns with your career objectives. 
  • 1-2 page resume  
  • 2 letters of recommendation from those familiar with your work. Applicants are responsible for contacting all persons providing recommendations.