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2024 Summer Internships

Summer 2024 Internships Available
Human Resources
Groups and Events
Marketing Design and Production
Marketing Video Editing
Parks and Recreation
Golf Course Pro Shop
Golf Course Food and Beverage Operations

Our Company
There’s no organization quite like the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF). We’re a premiere tourism operation—and we’re a 501c(3) non-profit. We welcome hundreds of thousands of guests to an exciting, diverse lineup of entertainment, historical, and educational attractions—and we work tirelessly to connect people to Medora for positive life changing experiences.

TRMF was established in 1986—but our story begins before that. In 1962, nationally renowned businessman Harold Schafer took an interest in a historic old town named Medora. He loved its history, its striking location, and its potential to inspire others. So he began revitalizing the old town: he restored a historic hotel, brought the Medora Musical to town, and so much more.

It was 1986 when the Schafer family, with Harold ready to retire from business, donated all they’d created in Medora to establish the non-profit Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

In the years since, we’ve grown from a staff of a handful of folks to more than 50 full-time employees, with hundreds more seasonal workers and over 650 volunteers. We’ve awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships to our staff. The Medora Musical has earned the attention of The New York Times. And we’ve earned a reputation as the #1 tourism and hospitality provider in North Dakota.

We are a team of people who draw inspiration from Medora. We deeply respect this place, and the people we meet here. We deliver excellence in hospitality. We work with creativity and integrity. We’re a family that values family.

We are the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

Our Location
TRMF is located in the heart of the Badlands: Medora, North Dakota.  It’s situated near the border separating North Dakota and Montana, along Interstate 94. Medora is the basecamp to Theodore Roosevelt National Park: 110 square miles of rugged beauty. You’re never more than a few minutes away from a night under the stars or a bike ride along the thrilling Maah Daah Hey Trail. In Medora, beauty and adventure abound.

Our central hub of operations, the Life Skills Center, is a state-of-the-art campus, purpose-built for the glory of work and the joy of living. It features a dining room, a fitness center, as well as spaces for music, studying, learning, prayer, reflection, and socializing—all designed with our employees in mind.

Why Apply?

  • You have a passion for exploring beautiful places and meeting people from around the world.
  • Competitive wages with great opportunities for overtime work.
  • Affordable company provided housing on-site.
  • Employee meals provided at low cost in the employee dining room.
  • Explore Medora and its attractions free or at discounted costs.
  • Including the Medora Musical,
  • Bully Pulpit Golf Course,
  • Trail Rides,
  • Mini Golf,
  • Retail Shops and more!

At the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, we want you to have experiences beyond your time at work. That’s why we provide all sorts of free or discounted activities for you to participate in. The more you experience for yourself, the better equipped you’ll be to educate our guests!

Other Benefits

  • Free Medora Musical admittance every night of the season.
  • $11.00 golf at Bully Pulpit.
  • 25% discount at most TRMF restaurants and gift shops.
  • Free mini golf when space is available.
  • Free swimming at the Medora City Pool.
  • Discounted Gospel Brunch meal when space is available.
  • Free horseback trail rides at the Medora Riding Stables when space is available.
    Free admittance to Old Town Hall Theater shows, Gospel Brunch show, TRMF Museums, and more.

Seasonal employees who demonstrate leadership and good character can earn scholarships and awards.

Physical Address

Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

405 East River Road

Medora, ND 56845


For questions, contact Karen Cummins at  Learn more about these opportunities at TRMF Employment



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