The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

Internships

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is pleased to offer internships in the areas of collections, exhibitions, archives, research, and education. Our interns participate and gain experience in the following areas:

  • Exhibition and collection research
  • Processing archival collections
  • Object photography
  • Cataloging collections
  • Data entry
  • Digitizing photographic collections
  • Exhibit preparation
  • Handling artifacts
  • Other assignments depending upon the interests and skills of the student


Candidates must be able to handle objects with extreme care, write neatly, work with detailed numbering systems, keep accurate and clear records, and work with computerized data and word processing software. Preferred majors include history, art history, material culture/anthropology, museum studies, archival science, or related fields. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. Please note that all internships at Ford House are unpaid.

Current opening

Collections Inventory Intern: This internship provides general collections management support for the Historic Resources Department at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House and the Henry Ford Estate. Find a full description here.

Applications are accepted year round. If you are interested in an internship with Ford House, please complete an Internship Application and forward it, along with your resume, to Barbara Vanderheuvel at: bvanderheuvel@fordhouse.org.