Terms of position:  One internship for 26 weeks from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off. 988 total hours for the entire length of the internship based on a 38 hour work week.

Location:  Homestead Prairie Farm, a circa 1860 living history house museum, is located on the grounds of Rock Springs Conservation Area near Decatur, Illinois.

Salary/Stipend/Housing:  $10.00/hour at 38 hours/week. Intern also receives a $275 monthly housing stipend payment. No on-site housing is available, but the site is near Decatur, Illinois.

Scope:  The historic sites internship is a great opportunity for anyone starting a career in the historic site or history museum field. Interns gain varied work experience through a wide range of tasks. They include duties in education and interpretation, volunteer training and management, children’s summer day camps, collections care, exhibits, purchasing, publicity/marketing, historical research, and other museum or site administrative tasks as needed. While the duties remain the same each year, special projects and new priorities make each intern’s experience unique from year to year.


To apply and read more about the job duties, go to: https://maconcountyconservation.org/internship-opportunities/

About Macon County Conservation District

Macon County Conservation District has more than 3,300 acres of natural areas and historic sites for both education and outdoor recreation in Central Illinois.  We are located halfway between St. Louis and Chicago in the heart of Abraham Lincoln country not far from Springfield, Illinois.