Work Opportunities at the California Historical Society

Have a passion for history? Want to help the California Historical Society pursue its mission of engaging and empowering people to make history a meaningful part of their contemporary lives? Consider applying for a position at CHS. We are an equal-opportunity employer and encourage everyone to apply for open positions.

Job Openings

The California Historical Society does not currently have any job openings at this time. Please check back again.


The California Historical Society does not currently have a regular internship program. Individuals interested in pursuing possible internship opportunities with the California Historical Society may contact info@calhist.org and should please include the following:

  • A resume (please limit to no more than two pages); and
  • A cover letter explaining your area(s) of study; your availability; the specific educational goal(s) you wish to achieve; and the requirements for your sponsoring institution (if any).

Potential internship resumes will be kept on file for six months. Please, no telephone calls.

Volunteer Opportunities

The California Historical Society engages a wide audience and we depend upon the generous assistance of volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the educational programs and public events we offer to members, historians, neighbors, and the general public. Interested individuals may contact info@calhist.org for information.