Mackinac State Historic Parks is a family of living history museums and nature parks in northern Michigan's Straits of Mackinac and is an agency within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Its sites—which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums—include Fort MackinacMackinac Island State Park, Historic Downtown Mackinac, and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island, and Michilimackinac State Park, Colonial MichilimackinacHistoric Mill Creek Discovery Park, and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City. Internships can be done at any of these sites with a focus on research, collections, exhibits, interpretation, and more. 


​Interested in hearing what previous interns' experiences were like? Check out these testimonials!

Testimonial from Travis Farrington, Collections

Testimonial from Kristine Herman, Exhibit Technician​

Testimonial from Ethan Duncan, Historic Interpreter​ ​

​​Contact Information

Mackinac State Historic Parks
​P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701​
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