Preservation Chapel Hill


Preservation Chapel Hill believes in the mentorship of young people
in our community, so we offer an internship program for
undergraduate and graduate students focused on skill development,
job traning, and building a professional network.
​Preservation Chapel Hill provides internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Our internship experience includes:
  • Professional setting doing real-world projects in Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities

  • Field trips to historic sites, museums, archives, and organizations to learn more about the many aspects of public history and nonprofit administration

  • Workshops on resume building, graphic design, oral history techniques, architecture, and other topics

  • Public presentations talking about projects and experiences as an intern

  • College credit is available according to the specifications of your university


Preservation Chapel Hill offers many different internship opportunities, and not just in history. Topics include - but are not limited to - the list below. Internships may also be catered to other fields of study.
  • History

  • Historic Preservation 

  • Nonprofit Administration

  • Archives

  • Oral History

  • Educational Programming 

  • Museum Studies / Art History 

  • Marketing and Communications

  • Digital Technology

  • Graphic Design

  • Development and Fundraising

  • Special Events Planning


How to Apply:

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interns are expected to wolunteer six hours during the academic year and twelve hours during the summer months. To download the internship application, click here. Submit the application form, cover letter outlining how an internship fits into your career goals and identifying your particular areas of interest, resume, and two professional references. Application packets may be emailed to or mailed to Preservation Chapel Hill, ATTN: Internship Program, 610 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC  27514. NO APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.


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