The North Carolina Museum of History, located in downtown Raleigh, provides internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students looking for experience in museums.
Special Events Assistant
Project description: The selected intern will be introduced to the operation of the Special Events Office in the museum and will develop and use skills in customer relations, leadership, communication, and technical writing. The intern will assist with such duties as maintaining the calendar of events, meeting with current and prospective clients, overseeing scheduled events, and developing revenue-generating programs. Intern will also be responsible for maintaining the special events Facebook, twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Work schedule: The intern must be able to volunteer a minimum of 100 hours during the course of the internship. Weekly schedule is negotiable; however, the intern should be able to work shifts of at least four hours. Some after-hours and weekend work may be required.
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. Computer skills are essential. Accuracy and strong attention to detail are crucial.
To apply: Interested candidates should send an application (PDF or Word), cover letter, and resume (unofficial transcript is optional) to:
Cheri Williams, Special Events Coordinator
North Carolina Museum of History
4650 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4650
Application deadline: September 15, 2015
For more information:
Spring 2016 internships will be posted by November 2, 2015.