MPM strives to provide internship programs that support the mission of the Museum and the goals of our interns through challenging and meaningful opportunities.

We offer paid summer internships for students and professionals from all sectors of the community.


Internships are open to adult students (18 years or older) of all genders, backgrounds, and nationalities. Individuals from groups underrepresented across the fields of science, research, administration, and museums are encouraged to apply. See internship descriptions for additional requirements.


Internships are located at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and may include outside field work. Internships are available annually June-August, with a $2,000 stipend, plus $500 travel benefit. Interns will be required to complete a W9 tax form and background check. Housing and transportation are not provided.

Current Openings
Summer 2023 Internships

Summer 2023 internship applications are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2023. Please submit a letter of interest to

Community Science Interns (2): This project will collect baseline data about the biotic communities present in the Milwaukee Harbor District in order to inform future ecological restoration work and support research projects in collaboration with other community-science partner sites across Wisconsin.

Please check back often for updates and additional opportunities.