The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum offers unpaid internships that advance college students’ educational goals and the Museum’s mission.
Internships are designed for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks with consideration given to individual university requirements. Internships are offered three times a year: Spring, January–April; Summer, May–August; Fall, September–December. Educational programs which operate on a quarterly basis may be accommodated. Accommodation of requests to adjust the 12-week, 20-hour schedule are at the discretion of the internship supervisor.
Motivated students who are seeking hands-on experiences in a team-oriented environment find excellent opportunities at the museum. Available internships provide learning opportunities in archival preservation, research, event management, communication and marketing, development, and educational programming.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s internship program seeks to increase minority students’ representation in the museum field. Through the Petrella, First Lady of Country Soul and Founder of Dreams of the Heartland Foundation Inc. Minority Student Scholarship, two paid internships for 2019 are provided through the generosity of Bob and Petrella Pollefeyt. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to learn about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and to focus on their academic goals through direct experience in museum-related projects.
To apply, please review the scholarship information, and then upload the required essay with your online internship application.
Applications for fall internships are accepted until August 31 or until positions are filled. Please see specific internship opportunities below. To apply, complete the online application, and attach a resume and cover letter. If applying for the Petrella, First Lady of Country Soul and Founder of Dreams of the Heartland Foundation Inc. Minority Student Scholarship, please attach the essay to your internship application.
Applications for spring internships will be accepted from September 23 to December 6 or until position is filled.
- Development Internship – position filled for fall
- Public Relations Internship – position filled for fall
- Marketing Internship – position filled for fall
- Sponsorship Internship – not offered fall 2019
- Creative Internship – position filled for fall
- Public Programs Internship – position filled for fall
- School Programs Internship – position filled for fall
- Youth and Family Programs Internship
- Digital and Library Collections Internship – position filled for fall
- Event Internship – position filled for fall
- Museum Sales and Guest Relations Internship – not offered fall 2019
- Video Editor Internship
Are the internships paid or unpaid?
All internships are unpaid learning experiences designed to further the intern's educational goals and the mission of the museum.
Do you have to be a student to apply?
Preference is given to students who are receiving academic credit. Non-students should be able to demonstrate a connection between the internship and a career or academic goal.
Are international students accepted?
Applications from international students are accepted. Students must obtain a J-1 Visa before being accepted as interns. The museum cannot assist students in obtaining visas.
For additional information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 615-760-6537 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.