Applications for Fall 2022 are now closed. Applications for Spring 2023 will open in October.

Thank you for your interest in an internship with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! We offer a variety of internship opportunities across multiple NCMNS locations in both an onsite and hybrid capacity.

Application Instructions

The opportunities listed on this portal are the only internships that we are accepting applications for. If you submit an application for an area that is not currently recruiting, it will not be accepted. For additional application information, see our Application FAQs page.

SUPERVISOR REQUIREMENTS: Internship opportunities have a Supervisor Notes section to list any supervisor requirements or preferences. Please read any Supervisor Notes sections carefully. If you do not meet specified requirements (ex. Availability), you will not be considered for the position.

Gather the following documents needed to complete your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • REQUIRED: Personal Statement - In less than 500 words, please explain why you wish to intern at NCMNS, your career goals and how this internship might help you achieve these goals.

  • REQUIRED: Unofficial Transcript - Please do not send an official copy!

  • CONTINGENT: Credit Hours Form - If you wish to complete your internship for college credit, you must print the Credit Hours Form and have your Faculty Advisor sign it. If you are applying for non-credit/experience, please skip this step.

  • OPTIONAL: Resume - You may also choose to include a resume.

After you submit your application, please email your Credit Hours Form (if applicable) and your Unofficial Transcript to our team.

Downtown Raleigh Internship Opportunities
11 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601

Fall 2022 Applications are now closed.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences was first established in downtown Raleigh in 1879 and has since grown into one of the largest natural sciences museums in the country. There are two buildings downtown connected by a bridge: the Nature Exploration Center and the Nature Research Center.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation and Research Labs Internship Opportunities
1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607

Fall 2022 Applications are now closed.

Two very separate - but equally unique - NCMNS operations can be found at 1671 Gold Star Drive in Raleigh: Prairie Ridge Ecostation and the off-public Research Lab.

NCMNS at Whiteville Internship Opportunities
415 South Madison Street, Whiteville NC 28472

Fall 2022 Applications are now closed.

Located near the NC/SC border, this satellite branch utilizes the best interactive offerings of the Museum’s Raleigh-based locations by offering both indoor and outdoor activities all in one location.

Greenville / Grifton Internship Opportunities
NCMNS Greenville - 1729 Dickinson Avenue, Greenville, NC 27834
Contentnea Creek - 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, NC 27530

Fall 2022 Applications are now closed.

Through an innovative partnership between the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and A Time for Science, the Museum has established two new branches in Pitt County: Greenville and Contentnea Creek.

For more information, contact the Volunteer and Intern Services team at