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All employment opportunities with the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, including the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa, State Historical Society of Iowa and State Historical Preservation Office, are posted on State of Iowa Jobs.  Please visit that website for instructions to apply.


Are you interested in a career in museums? An internship with the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is a great way to build your resume and gain real-world experience within the fields of art, history, film and museums.

A variety of paid internships opportunities are offered year-round, although opportunities may change from one semester to the next based on department needs. Please continue to check back throughout the year and search the State of Iowa job portal to discover new opportunities with the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.  Internships are only available to students currently enrolled in a college/university. 

The 2023 summer internship application deadline has passed. Please continue to check back for future opportunities in the upcoming months.

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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is looking for enthusiastic volunteers like you! Whether you’re looking for a one-time experience or ongoing volunteer opportunities, we may be able to use your help.