Internship – North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Museum offers college internships for academic credit in administration, education, exhibits, public relations/communications, research and collections. During their internship, students use and supplement their classroom knowledge, obtain valuable job experience and establish professional contacts.

After acceptance into the Museum’s internship program, interns meet with the Internship Coordinator and their Museum Curator supervisor to come up with a work schedule for the semester. The number of credit hours awarded to each intern is determined by the individual’s advisor or university and is based on the number of hours worked at the Museum. (For example, 120 hours equals three semester credit hours.) Internship will conclude with the completion of a project, paper, etc. which will enable the intern to enhance their resumé.

Internship Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed four semesters of coursework. Graduate students may also apply.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of field of internship.
  • Grade point average of at least B.
  • Education interns must be able to communicate well with the public.
  • Enthusiasm and a strong interest in learning about science education, environmental science, museum studies, research, etc.

Application Process

1. Completely fill out the application and have your faculty sponsor sign it. Internship Application

2. Attach a personal statement in which you address the following:

a) Your career goals; how this internship will help you achieve those goals; and why you wish to intern at the Museum.
b) Relevant courses.
c) Skills, activities, and/or experience that are relevant to this internship.

3. Enclose a transcript or have the school’s registrar send one to the address below. It does not have to be an official copy.

4. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

5. Mail application to:

Internship Coordinator
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1029

6. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by phone or mail approximately one week after the application deadline.


July 1 Fall semester (16 weeks)
November 1 Spring semester (16 weeks)
April 1 Summer semester (12 weeks)

For more information, contact Tullie Johnson, internship coordinator, at 919.733.7450, ext. 605.

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