Internships and Fellowships

 

Students interested in experiential learning and insight into museum professions can consider applying for an internship or fellowship at the Ackland.

We offer opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill and other colleges and universities.

Ackland internships and fellowships are one to two academic terms in duration (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Students typically work in one of the Museum’s departments, focusing principally on a project designed to join Museum priorities with students’ interests. Students also participate in smaller-scale projects and routine aspects of museum work, as well as a series of special sessions just for interns and fellows that introduce them to current projects at the Ackland.

Contact us for more information about our internship and fellowship program, or about specific positions listed below.

Please note that we do not currently offer internship positions for high school students.

For Graduate Students

Paid Internships

Information about paid internships for graduate students, in art history and in other disciplines, is posted at the end of every Fall semester.

Field Experiences

Graduate students in the School of Information and Library Science may arrange to work with Ackland staff members on projects that fulfill their field experience requirements.

For Undergraduate Students

 

Fall, Spring, and Summer Internships

Each semester, the Museum invites undergraduate students – from Carolina and from other colleges and universities – to apply for internships, either as volunteers or for academic credit. Undergraduate interns work between 7 and 20 hours per week in one of several Museum departments. Application deadlines are typically in February for summer internships, March for fall internships, and October for spring internships.

 

Available Internships

2022-2023 Public Programs Internship: Assist with planning and execution of the Ackland’s public programs for children and family audiences, including Art Adventures and Family and Friends Sunday, and special programs designed for kids and families. Applicants should have experience working with children and the ability to work occasional weekends when programs occur. Preference will be given to interns who are available during both the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

Application deadline: March 21, 2022, 5:00 pm.

To apply, please submit a single PDF including: a 1-page statement of interest, CV or resume, and UNC-Chapel Hill transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable).

Submit applications to acklandlearn@unc.edu.