Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum


The MCARLM High School Intern program is a yearlong paid position for local junior and senior students that provides the participants with mentor-based opportunities that help the students learn new skills, gain work experience, and work with other students in a part-time job. During this year-long program, interns work as guides, history interpreters, researchers, exhibit creators and assist in educational programming. Each cycle, the intern experience an immersive field-trip that exposes them to an in-depth cultural experience and teaches them about the variety of museums, methods of information disbursement, and exhibit styles. During their experience as interns, they hone their communication skills while learning to talk to strangers, work as a part of a team, utilize their skills and knowledge to teach area youth, improve their college and professional resume, and gain self-confidence. This year’s inter trip to San Francisco was generously supported by Cal Water, and The Upjohn California Fund. For more information about the MCARLM paid High School Intern Program, or how an area student can be a part of the next cycle, contact the museum at 1160 Broadway St., King City.

MCARLM welcomes on board several local internship positions to current students at the local community level within the Monterey County.  This internship program has offered guided experience in research, processing and public speaking skills.  This county funded internship experience allows for the Monterey Agricultural & Rural Life Museum to hold access to guided tours, that build public speaking and communication skills, as well as community social skills.  The position as Intern here at MCARLM also comes with the opportunity to further develop and strengthen research skills.  At the end of each interned year, each intern is expected to develop and research their own museum exhibit that will contribute the rich historic content displayed within MCARLM, and will be presented to the community.  

Take a trip to our wonderful museum and experience a guided tour by one of our friendly interns, who will enrich your knowledge on our community's rich history!

MCARLM Intern Articles 2019-2020

Intern Opportunity at MCARLM

Internship Program Description

Internship Program Application


Your donation will help us continue to inspire and engage current and future generations of agriculture and rural life history enthusiasts. Without the Agricultural and Rural Life Museum, our community would be bereft of the inspiration and sustenance provided by the historical context of our exhibitions. No matter the size of your budget, your gift will make a difference! Gifts of all sizes tremendously appreciated.

Thank you for your contribution!