Custom House Maritime Museum A View of the Museum from Water St.

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High School Internships - Application Deadline 4/26/2017

March 31, 2017


Become a Custom House Maritime Museum docent

Riveted by tales of the high seas? Intrigued by untold local history? Called to museums and their backstage? Want to learn professional skill from experienced staff?  If you are or know a student in grade 9 through 12 interested in volunteering at a museum, then our program could be for you!

The Custom House Maritime Museum High School Intern Program provides a unique opportunity to engage local history, participate in museum events and activities while meeting visitors from across the country and around the world.

Become a Custom House Maritime Museum docent

Students accepted to the program receive training and coaching in the professional skills required to conduct tours as a museum docent, fluent in the understanding and interpretation of the museum’s exhibits, collection of artifacts and historical storylines.  Opportunities for participation in museum projects by assisting college and graduate school interns provide deeper insight and understanding of the museum’s purpose, mission and operations.

This internship offers high school students valuable exposure to unique professional experiences coupled with training and guidance in assembling a portfolio of the activities, responsibilities, capabilities, knowledge and skills they are able to acquire and demonstrate.

Want to learn more?

Schedule a School Visit

Interested schools and faculty are encouraged to schedule a time for the Internship Supervisor, Bryanne McArdle to meet or speak with your students by calling (979) 462-8681 or through email:

Parents and students are encouraged to visit the museum in person to learn about us and talk to staff.  Directions and hours can be found HERE.


The program is limited in space and interested students should apply as early as possible.  Deadline for applications is APRIL 26, 2017.

Students can apply online by clicking HERE,  or download the PDF application HERE.


For questions or to set up an appointment, please contact the Internship Supervisor, Bryanne McArdle, at or call the museum at (979) 462-8681 with .

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