Summer Internship Funding

Mid-West Tool Collections Association

Application for Summer Internship Funding For Historic Properties and Museums

Mid-West Tool Collectors Association (M-WTCA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the preservation and study of antique and traditional tools of the trades, the shop and the farm. We study the ways that they were used and developed, and we communicate this knowledge to the general public.  Our organization is approximately 3000+ members from all over the US along with some members in Canada and overseas.  We publish a quarterly magazine called “The Gristmill” and we hold two semi-annual meetings per year along with numerous area meetings.

One of the ways we encourage our goals is to sponsor summer internships at historic properties and museums.  This application is for historic properties and museums that we might partner with to advance the purposes of both organizations.

Our grants typically range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are only available beginning June 1st and are due by September 1st where they will be evaluated. The winners will be notified in mid to late October after our fall, semi-annual meeting.

Please Note!! This is NOT for individuals who are interested in the internships themselves!

Applications for 2025 will be available on June 1, 2024 and will remain so until September 1, 2024. 

For more information about this important project contact the Chairman of the Preservation & Education Committee at