Volunteer Opportunities

The Studebaker National Museum is always looking for dedicated men and women who love to learn and share their knowledge of Studebaker and the industrial history of the South Bend - Mishawaka area to serve as volunteer docents and information desk specialists. We train our volunteers to lead tours, welcome visitors to the exhibit galleries, provide information about education and public programs, and provide “an extra pair of hands” during events.

If you enjoy interacting with the public, are enthusiastic, flexible and reliable, we want you to join our Volunteer Corps. No prior knowledge of Studebaker history and vehicles is necessary—just a willingness to learn and share your passion for the Museum.

Volunteer applications are accepted at all times and training sessions are held periodically throughout the year.

To submit an application, please fill out the appropriate form on the right sidebar on the right.

For more information, please call Maria TeKolste at 574-235-9002.

Internships

Museum Management & Curatorial Internships

The Studebaker National Museum was established to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, interpretation, conservation and preservation of Studebaker vehicles, archives and other objects to enrich present and future generations. The Museum is one of only three automotive museums to earn accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums.

An important part of successfully fulfilling the mission of the Museum is to provide foundational experiences for the next generation of Museum professionals. The Museum is seeking internship candidates who wish to gain hands-on experience in the museum or non-profit management fields.

Qualifications:

Internships are available for any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program. Candidates will be judged based upon demonstrated interest in the field as well as past experience and education.

Duties: Workflow will be carefully monitored and assigned by a designated supervisor at the Museum. Projects will be determined based on the interest of each intern as well as the needs of the Museum.

No two internships will be the same, however, upon completion of an internship at the Museum, an intern will have broad knowledge and experience related to the management of Museums and non-profits more generally.

The internship hours will be flexible but a commitment of 10-15 hours per week is required.

If interested in applying, please fill out the form linked on the right hand side.
If you have any questions, please contact Jo McCoy at (574) 235-9006.