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Internship Opportunities

Creative Media Intern

Job Description
Fernbank Museum's Marketing and Communications department is seeking an intern to support storytelling, expanded reach, increased audience engagement, creative promotions, and other marketing/PR opportunities through video, photography and new media applications.

Work with the marketing and communications department to:


Time Commitment
10-15 hours per week, unpaid
Spring, Summer or Fall semester opportunities

Development/Fundraising Intern

Job Description
Assist with the day-to-day fundraising activities of a major museum, planning and development of the Museum's annual fundraising gala, and administrative support for mailings. This internship is structured to provide the intern with valuable, real-world experience in a non-profit environment.


Majors: Museum Studies, Business, Marketing, Communications, Event Planning
Career Areas: Fund Raising, Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Event Planning
Skills: Organized with attention to detail; Ability to work independently; Computer proficiency in Word and Excel programs.

Availability: Throughout the year.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week

F.U.N. Program Intern

Job Description
The role of the F.U.N. Program Intern is to supervise, mentor and evaluate Fernbank Ultimate Naturalist (FUN) youth volunteers and organize their daily routine.


Experience Requirements

Skills and Attributes

Majors: All Natural Sciences, Education, Museum Studies, History, Communications, Sociology, Business, Management, Marketing
Career Areas: Education, Marketing, Communications, Museum Studies, Business, Non-profit Management

Dates of Internship: Summer, but consideration is also given for fall and spring upon request.

Time Commitment: Minimum of 20 hours per week, some weekend dates may be necessary.
All interested candidates may e-mail a letter of intent and resume to

Life Science Programs Intern

Primary Objectives:
This unpaid internship provides an opportunity to learn about the life science programs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History and help educate visiting guests and school groups during public programs and field trips. With this position, interns will have the opportunity to lead interpretive forest hikes and public animal presentations. A background in ecology, biology, zoology and/or education is ideal. Applicants must be interested in both outdoor ecological programming and public live animal presentations.



Time commitment
This internship will average 15-20 hrs/wk; A total of 150-200 hours is expected throughout the semester. Weekly hour totals will vary according to program offerings. There is some flexibility in scheduling if necessary.

Dates of internship:  Fall (Sep-Dec), Spring (Jan-May), Summer (Jun-Aug)

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is seeking a Marketing and Public Relations intern to work with various members of the marketing and communications team. The marketing intern may contribute and assist with a variety of projects, such as:

All candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at an accredited college or university and entered into a marketing, communications, public relations or journalism field of study. Strong writing, organization and speaking skills are required.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to directly to

Membership and Volunteer Intern

Job Description
This internship will provide a unique opportunity to participate in the day-to-day member services and volunteer activities of a major museum. The position is structured to provide the intern with valuable, real-world experience in a non-profit environment.

1. Learn and use CRM system, Altru to support the Membership and Volunteer departments.
2. Provide administrative support for membership campaigns, programs and events.
3. Make volunteer assignments or changes in the volunteer management database.
4. Other projects as assigned.

Majors: Museum Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, History, Public History, Business, Fundraising, Hospitality and related majors

Career Areas: Museum Studies, Anthropology, Non-Profit Administration, Business, Fundraising, Hospitality, and related fields


Date of Internship: Available throughout the year.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hrs/week, including some weekends

Museum Administration

This intern will assist the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Office.


Majors: Education, Museum Studies, Marketing, Business, Communications, Finance, Management
Career Areas: Museum Studies, Communications, Finance, Business, Non-Profit Management

Date of Internship: Available throughout the year.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week.

UrbanWatch Intern (Environmental Education/Ecological Restoration/Tree Inventory)

Availability: Year-round

Time Commitment: 5 - 15 hours per week

College Credit: Each intern must provide verification that he/she is receiving academic credit for the internship prior to beginning the assignment. All Fernbank internships are unpaid positions

Major Job Functions May Include (actual internship duties will be determined on an individual basis):



Career Areas: