JFK Hyannis Museum (our interns with former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III)

JFK Hyannis Museum
(our interns with former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III)


The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation tells the stories of President John F. Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod. It is in the heart of downtown Hyannis at 397 Main Street and is open year-round. The museum greets tens of thousands of visitors annually with professionally curated exhibits. A robust lineup of speaker programs and films are featured in our Scudder Family Center for Civic Engagement.

An intern will experience and actively participate in daily operations, especially at the height of the summer season. Working with the museum’s managers Jennifer and Wendy, interns would help us design new activities or events for people in the museum or by digital means. Interns would have a project focus on developing new exhibits or helping to increase the museum’s digital presence. 

The experience will provide a deepened understanding of the “behind the scenes” work in a vibrant and fast-paced nonprofit setting and afford the opportunity for a student to develop skills in project management, operations, museum exhibit preparation, research, presidential history, and the study of political leadership.


Jennifer Pappalardo, Director of Operations and Programs, jennifer@jfkhyannismuseum.org

Wendy Northcross, Executive Director, wendy@jfkhyannismuseum.org

Volunteers and Docents

The museum values part-time volunteers especially during our busy summer and fall months. Working in the museum gift shop, assisting with admissions and membership sales and staffing special programs would be a few of the many areas available to participate. The museum operates in a safe and clean environment.

Docents are an important part of the museum-goers’ experience and help showcase our museum’s mission to educate guests about the time President John F. Kennedy and his family spent in Hyannisport and Cape Cod. Volunteers with knowledge of John F. Kennedy’s history and who enjoy the role of ambassador for greeting people from around the world are invited to express interest to wendy@jfkhyannismuseum.org.

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