Internships at the NC Museum of History

Only currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for museum internship positions and interns must be currently enrolled while completing the internship.

Details on our program vary by semester, but please see below for some basic requirements applicable to most positions.

  1. Undergraduate applicants must have at least completed their first year of college before beginning an internship.
  2. Undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  4. The number of hours the intern is expected to work vary depending on the project and the requirements of the student's academic program. Depending on the specific position, internship hours may be completed by working virtually, on-site at the museum, or a combination of both.
  5. Internships at the North Carolina Museum of History are unpaid, volunteer positions.

The application period for the fall 2024 internship position is now open! Scroll down for eligibility requirements, position description, and application instructions. All application materials must be submitted by July 1.

Current Positions

Adult Education Programs Internship

The Education Section at the North Carolina Museum of History engages visitors of all ages, allowing them to discover, learn, and connect with North Carolina history in meaningful ways. The Adult Education Programs Intern will work closely with the Adult Education Programs Coordinator in all aspects of adult programming. The intern is also expected to work with staff members from all sections of the museum, including executive-level staff, when necessary.

The intern will gain valuable behind-the-scenes experience in assisting with the setup and implementation of both virtual and on-site lectures, author talks, curator talks and other adult programs. The intern will also assist with and gain experience making these programs accessible to a wider audience through caption and video editing.

Projects

The Adult Education Programs Intern will assist with the following tasks:

  • Scheduling Zoom webinars and meetings for upcoming meetings and programs
  • Editing captions from previously recorded adult education programs using YouTube and Zoom captioning
  • Assisting the adult educator with virtual adult education programs, including serving as a co-host on Zoom platforms
  • Assisting with setup and implementation of in-person education programs
  • Attending Education Section meetings
  • Attending necessary meetings associated with adult programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Needed

The Adult Education Programs Intern must:

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Be able to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Have strong computer skills; experience with Zoom and caption editing is preferred
  • Have excellent visitor services skills and the ability to engage effectively with museum visitors of diverse backgrounds
  • Have knowledge of/experience in public history, history, museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, education, and related disciplines and seek to gain hands-on experience in museum-related work

Time Commitment

This internship is hybrid, with the intern allowed to telework for a portion of their duties with some on-site work required. While the work schedule is flexible dependent on the successful candidate’s academic requirements and availability, some evening and weekend availability is preferred.

How to Apply

Applicant must submit completed internship application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts for all colleges/universities attended to be considered for a museum internship. 

Please submit all application materials to internship coordinator Kathy Gleditsch at Kathleen.Gleditsch@dncr.nc.gov by the deadline.

Click here for application.

Questions?

Contact Internship Coordinator Kathy Gleditsch at kathleen.gleditsch@dncr.nc.gov.