Sunday, February 07, 2016


The North Carolina Museum of History, located in downtown Raleigh, provides internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students looking for experience in museums. 

Spring 2016 Internship Projects

To apply for the internship position(s) listed below:


Interested candidates should send an application (PDF or Word), cover letter, and resume (unofficial transcript is optional) to: 


Cassandra Bennett, Adult Education Programs Coordinator

 Mail:    North Carolina Museum of History

            4650 Mail Service Center
            Raleigh, NC 27699-4650




Other Internships: If you would like to discuss creating an internship tailored to your specific professional interests, please contact Cassandra Bennett at least two weeks before application deadline.

Application deadline:
 November 1, 2015

Summer 2016 Internships: Summer positions will be posted by February 1, 2016.

For more information:

Phone: 919-807-7969




Collections Assistant Internship

Internship Goals:
 Interns will gain knowledge and experience in condition reporting large collections including identification of objects, material types and condition assessment; experience in collections management documentation and systems; experience in photographing museum objects.

Project description:
 NCMOH Collections Management section is conducting a general condition survey of the museum’s collections that began in the Fall 2014. This will include assessing each object for condition, determining if the object requires stabilization and treatment and/or requires rehousing, and photographing each object for the Rediscovery collections management system. This is a long-term project that will possibly take several years depending on exhibit schedule. The purpose is to determine what parts of the collection require treatment and rehousing and prioritizing treatment/rehousing schedules based on survey results. 


Tasks will include: Assist conservator with condition survey; Photograph objects being surveyed that do not have images in Rediscovery; Maintain list of Registration problems within the survey to be submitted to registration each week; Edit images taken to be later synced to Registration database.


Work schedule: 100-120 hours total. 10 to 12 hours/week in at least 4 hour blocks of time.


Wage: This is a volunteer (uncompensated) internship opportunity.


Qualifications: Experience in/exposure to collections management theory and practice (such as Museum Studies or Material Culture) preferred.  Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Photography skills would be desirable. Public History and Museum Studies degrees are preferred, History, Archaeology, or Anthropology degrees will be considered.


Keywords: collections management, condition reports/assessments, Re:discovery Proficio, museum studies, material culture, public history.



Special Events Internship


Internship Goals: Interns will gain valuable experience in event planning and marketing in a not-for-profit atmosphere as well as experience using social media to benefit fundraising efforts at the North Carolina Museum of History via event rentals.


Project description: The Special Events Internship will help coordinate the North Carolina Museum of History’s annual Bridal Open House held each year. The intern will work with vendors and event sponsors under the guidance of the Special Events Coordinator. The intern will also promote the Museum as a wedding, reception, and meeting venue on social media.


Tasks will include: The intern will identify and reach out to potential vendors for the Museum’s annual Bridal Open House, as well as help market and coordinate the event with guidance from the Special Events Coordinator. The intern will also maintain the dedicated Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts by researching web-based articles of interest to prospective bridal clients. The intern will also be in charge of growing the Special Event’s social media followers to maximize exposure as a meeting and reception venue.  


Work schedule: 100-120 hours total. 10 to 12 hours/week in at least 4 hour blocks of time.


Wage: This is a volunteer (uncompensated) internship opportunity.


Qualifications: Candidates from all backgrounds who have a demonstrated interest in museum work and event management are encouraged to apply. Communications, Marketing, Business Management, Hospitality, and Nonprofit Management majors are preferred, all others will be considered and are encouraged to apply.


Keywords: event planning, marketing, social media. 

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5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh  27601

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