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.
Fall 2020 Internships
A limited number of unpaid internships are available for currently enrolled students seeking credit during the fall semester. These internships could be done in hybrid fashion to minimize in-person contact as we deal with realities of the pandemic.
Paid and unpaid internship opportunities are available periodically at the museum. If you wish to be informed about these opportunities, add your name to our internship email list.