See an Instagram highlight of 2018 summer interns

The museum offers a variety of internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Most provide college credit, and two summer programs, the B. Craighead Davidson Internship and UNCG/Gayle Hicks Fripp Internship, provide stipends. Applications are accepted on a rolling calendar with deadlines, and announcements are typically sent to community colleges, colleges and universities the semester prior to the internship.

Interns agree to a contract with their staff supervisor that describes their project and lists work responsibilities. Ongoing communication and collaboration ensure a positive work environment and a defined outcome. At the end of their projects, interns are requested to write an informal account of their experience.

Interns have assisted departments on a broad range of projects, from helping with collections inventories to working with manuscripts to community outreach and educational programs.

Summer 2020 Internships 

Davidson and unpaid internship opportunities are now available. Download the documents below to see the full list of available positions.

Apply for an internship

To apply, fill out the forms below. Please read the description in the internship opportunities downloads above.

You will need to attach the following documents:

  1. A personal statement indicating why you are interested in the internship
  2. A resume, including contact information for two references
  3. Your academic transcript (unofficial accepted).

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. For questions, email museum [at]

Application form