Chesterwood offers various internship opportunities throughout the year for students and recent graduates. Each summer we offer a paid internship underwritten by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Chesterwood seeks an intern for their summer 2019 season (start and end dates are flexible but late May to end of August preferable). It is also preferable that the intern be able to attend all, or at least some, of the seasonal staff training on May 8 and 9. College students with an interest in art, history and museum work are encouraged to apply.  This internship comes with a $2,000.00 stipend. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Download the internship description here.


Join Chesterwood’s team of dedicated year-round and seasonal staff. All of our openings are posted on the National Trust for Historic Preservation careers page, and an application can be made directly through their online portal. You can also send your resume to to be reviewed by Margaret Cherin, Manager of Marketing & Business Operations at Chesterwood (no phone calls please!)

Current openings:

Book keeper (part-time)

The part-time (two days a week) Bookkeeper is responsible for preparing all revenue reconciliation reports, processing all invoices within the accounts payable system of the National Trust, reconciling local bank accounts for reimbursement, preparing weekly and monthly financial reports, and tracking expenses against operating budgets, special project budgets, grants and contracts. See full job description on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s careers page.

Visitor Services Associate (seasonal / part-time)
The Visitor Services Associate serves as an informed ambassador for Chesterwood and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, providing excellent customer service, and admissions and gift shop support as a cashier. This is a part-time, (3-4 days/week) seasonal position in which weekends (generally Saturdays) are required. Chesterwood opens weekends only in May, and then 7 days a week from May 25 through October 27. See full job description on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s careers page.