There are several internship opportunities at historic sites, art museums, aquariums and other North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources sites this summer for rising juniors, seniors and graduate students at Historically Black Colleges/Universities, or HBCU, and Minority Institutions of Higher Education, or MIHE.
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources partnered with North Carolina’s HBCUs and MIHEs to provide the paid internship. The program has been in place since 2018, though there were no interns during summer 2020 because of COVID-19.
The 10-week program was designed to expose, engage and educate students by giving them tangible, real-world experience with various divisions, according to the department. Opportunities across the state, including the many on the coast, are listed on the department’s website.
Interns work 40 hours per week at $15 an hour for 10 weeks in the summer. Essential components of the program include professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities.
Candidates interested in these opportunities should complete the application available online and submit it along with their resume, cover letter and transcript to HBCUintern@ncdcr.gov by midnight March 14.
Students must have have a 2.5 or higher grade point average, be a current student attending an HBCU or MIHE in the state, and must work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer.