Internships and Community Partnerships

Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) Paid Internship
The Education Department will offer up to two paid internships to encourage greater participation of groups who are currently underrepresented in the museum field. Recipients will receive a $1,500 stipend and will be scheduled for 8-10 hours per week for 12-14 weeks during fall or spring semesters (for a total of 120 hours, unless more are required for academic credit).  Candidates applying for this paid opportunity should review the information about DAMLI and include in their written statement how they would contribute a diverse perspective to the museum and to the field.
The education department may also offer up to two additional unpaid internships.
If you have students who might be interested in applying, please pass the information along.  Internship description and requirements, instructions for how to apply, and the application can be found here and attached.
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2018
Hidden Towns Project at Old Salem
Starting in the Fall of 2018, there will be internship opportunities for students to assist with the Hidden Towns Project at Old Salem. This is a multi-year historical and archaeological project at Old Salem with the goal of telling the history of enslaved people in the community. For more information, contact either Dr. Eric Jones (jonesee@wfu.edu) or Dr. Jake Ruddiman (ruddimja@wfu.edu).
Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative Paid Internship
The Education Department will offer up to two paid internships to encourage greater participation of groups who are currently underrepresented in the museum field. Recipients will receive a $1,500 stipend and will be scheduled for 8-10 hours per week for 12-14 weeks during fall or spring semesters (for a total of 120 hours, unless more are required for academic credit). Candidates applying for this paid opportunity should include in their written statement how they would contribute a diverse perspective to the museum and to the field.
The education department may also offer up to two additional unpaid internships.
There is not a requirement for major, only that applying students
  • have completed at least two semesters of college work (including courses in art history, history, studio art, or cultural studies like African American Studies or American Studies)
  • have a strong interest in learning about American culture and museum education
If you have students who might be interested in applying, please pass the information along.  Internship description and requirements, instructions for how to apply, and the application can be found here and attached.
The Wake Forest Reynolda House Museum of American Art holds an open house for the class of 2014 on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Student docents lead small groups through the still life exhibit in the main hall. The students were asked to comment on the work and choose their favorites.
Student docents lead small groups through the still life exhibit in the Wake Forest Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2013.

Reynolda House Museum of Art internship openings (2) in Education and Archives & Library. See position descriptions and application deadlines on the Reynolda House website. Download an example application here.

Historic Stagville internships. Historic Stagville is on the site of one of North Carolina’s largest plantations (near Durham). Student interns will interpret the history of slavery at the site and complete an independent project. Email Dr. Blee for more information.

Job opportunity: Körner’s Folly in Kernersville is hiring a part-time visitors services position. $8.25/hr, 34 hours/month. Contact Lisa Blee (bleelm@wfu.edu) for more information.

Other possible openings:

New Winston Museum 

Print, fill out, and return this form to the history department office for an Internship in History (HST 395)