If you are interested in this position, please email cover letter and resume to Tara Putegnat at

Collections Intern

The Brownsville Historical Association seeks a college student intern for a 12-week (maximum) internship at 20 hours per week (preferably). The intern will assist the Collections Manager and/or the Executive Director on one or more projects involving object rehousing and packing, creating exhibits, creating inventories and cataloging the Yolanda Gonzalez Genealogy Collection. The qualified intern will:

Have done coursework in collections management, history or public history, or related fields.

  • Be familiar with museum standards and best practices.
  • Be punctual and maintain a committed schedule.
  • Have a strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions precisely.
  • Have the ability to work independently.
  • Have an interest in long-term preservation and documentation of historical collections.

Preferable qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with Past Perfect software
  • Previous experience in a history museum or library

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560

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