Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Internships at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Mission Statement

To preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) provides internship opportunities for individual applicants, as well as for those who are part of collaborating host programs. Credit granting internships are based on agreements made in advance with the Museum Director’s office.

Please find below key areas of internship placement at the IPCC. In addition to these, internships can be tailored to mutually benefit the intern and IPCC when approved by the Museum Director’s office. Our school based internship placements range from secondary level to post graduate; our community based internships range from individual interest to mission driven organizations such as workforce training programs.

Research: Focus is on research for our exhibitions, collection, and/or publications. IPCC works closely with neighboring research institutions as a resource, as well as utilizing the Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies Archive and Library at the IPCC. Your level of engagement in research is based on your prior experience and internship goals.

Education: Works with our Cultural Arts and Education Specialist and our docents with hands-on activities for all ages; program tours; outreach events; and classroom teaching and learning.

Collections: Works on the maintenance, updating and expansion of our collection and permanent exhibition. This also includes assisting with events focused on our exhibitions and/or collections.

Membership: Assists with most membership duties including: database entries; mailings; newsletter production; member events and membership recruitment.

Guest Relations: Provides customer service at our main entrances. This includes maintaining the stock of all handouts, directing guests and promoting all parts of the Center.

Internship Benefits

  • A one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the history, languages and cultures of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico from Pueblo tribal members
  • A great way to gain credit from your school while contributing your knowledge and expertise
  • A perfect way to gain experience as a team member in a professional multicultural setting to prepare you for a future career
  • A great reference to include on a resume
  • Unlimited use of our research library and access to neighboring resources
  • 20% discount on most gift shop merchandise and menu items in the Pueblo Harvest Café
  • Admission to our Museum, galleries and Pueblo House during internship term
  • Annual Intern recognition event every May


For Further Information please contact:
Cultural Arts & Education Coordinator Bettina Sandoval 505-724-3535
or use our secure contact form here (under the "Education & Internships" tab)