As students of public history, it is important that you get practical experience in internships before going into the job market. The resources on this page provide you with links to internship websites, as well as job websites. In the case of internships, review the descriptions carefully and make sure you follow History Department guidelines before pursuing the internship.
Our students have held internships with a variety of organizations and institutions including: Atkins Library Special Collections (UNCC), Belk, Inc., the Charlotte Museum of History, the Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, the Levine Museum of the New South, the Gaston County Museum of Art and History, the Historic Landmarks Commission, Historic Charlotte,Inc., Charlotte Trolley, Inc., the Charlotte Area Sports Hall of Fame, Latta Plantation, Lincolnton Downtown Development Association, the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Museum of History, the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte Public Library, and the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum.
Students work with the Director of Public History, a faculty adviser on campus, and a professional mentor at the internship site. Internship opportunities are posted for enrolled graduate students. Additionally, public history internships can be found online at a number of websites and students are encouraged to create their own internship opportunities. For information in historical institutions in Charlotte and around the state, see NC Echo.
If you are considering a graduate internship, please meet with the Director of Public History to discuss the possibilities. You must download, read and complete the following documents before you begin your internship.
Internship Guidelines (Full Version)
Internship Contract (A copy must be given to the Director of Public History)
For additional assistance contact: Aaron Shapiro, Director of Public History
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
- National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street Job Listings
- American Alliance of Museums
- Global Museum
- Museum Jobs
- North Carolina Museums Council
- Southeastern Museum Conference
Other Public History Job Links