The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum is one of the premiere tourist attractions in Northeast Missouri. You can be part of preserving and showcasing America's hometown to visitors from all over the globe. The Mark Twain Home Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer. In accordance with federal law, we are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability.


Volunteers are Our Heros

The museum relies on the help of its volunteers to give our visitors a wonderful experience while at the museum. Volunteer opportunities include working both with visitors and helping behind the scenes. We have many different volunteer positions for all different interests and talents.

Volunteers are needed to staff the gift shops and admissions desks, greet visitors, assist with mailings, set up programs, and assist with a variety of other projects.

Remember, when Tom got the boys to whitewash for him, he discovered a great principle: “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” You’re not obliged to come to lend a hand, but we hope you do!

All of the opportunities help improve the quality of our museum. We would love to have you be a part of the museum’s vibrant volunteer program! Download an online volunteer application, call us at 573-221-9010 for more information or just visit us in Hannibal, MO.

“What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn’t have done it."

- Mark Twain

Friends of the Mark Twain Museum

Want to give some of your time and energy to the Museum but don’t want to sit behind a cash register? You are not alone! Join the “Friends of the Mark Twain Museum” organization and work behind the scenes to plan fun events, make fundraisers a success, and improve community relations with the Museum. This is an exciting opportunity for people of varying interests and amounts of time to give. The Friends of the Museum are INVALUABLE members of our family here at the Museum!

For more information or to join the Friends, email us or call 573-221-9010.

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Whitewash Internship Program

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum internship program offers an opportunity few can say they’ve had: The chance to work for the greatest American author of all time.

Set on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in the quaint town of Hannibal, MO, the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum continues to make history, as the staff and the community have welcomed visitors to the Boyhood Home for over 100 years.

We’re looking for hands-on, hardworking, creative interns to be a part of history.

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum has many opportunities within our internship program.

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Fundraising
  • Writing
  • Curating
  • Web Design
  • Performance
  • Research

Our unpaid internships include:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Varying length internships based on your needs and ours
  • Year-round opportunities
  • Hands-on experience
  • One-on-one work with the staff
  • A chance to put your name on real-life projects
  • Indispensable experience for future endeavors
  • A chance to help preserve a piece of American history!

Those interested in this one-of-a-kind opportunity should learn a bit about the museum by visiting our website and sending a resume and cover letter to Meagan Garey