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African American Heritage Commission Internships & Fellowships

The African American Heritage Commission offers a variety of internship and fellowship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students with interests in history, public history, art, art history, arts administration, folklore, African American studies, American studies, and non-profit management.

"A Tale of Two Ships" History Research Intern

The NC African American Heritage Commission is seeking one paid intern for the Summer of 2019. This intern will help shape two key components of the IMLS-funded "A Tale of Two Ships" project: an academic research paper and digital web content.

This intern will also have the opportunity to work with staff from various sectors of the cultural heritage field, including academic historians, public historians and archaeologists. Work will occur between the NC African American Heritage Commission offices in Raleigh, NC and the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville, NC. 


  • Must have a cover letter and transcript attached with resume
  • Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Must be a current student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or a Minority Institution of Higher Education (MIHE) in the state of North Carolina
  • Must have ability work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer; intern will be paid $15.00 per hour
  • Must be able to participate in internship professional development experiences

Details and application. 

Questions? Contact us.

This opportunity is made available by the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources HBCU/MIHE Internship Program. 

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NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources HBCU/MIHE Summer Internship Program

The Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU) & Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHE) Internship is a paid, ten-week program designed to expose, engage and educate students by giving them tangible, real-world experience with various divisions within the department.   We have partnered with North Carolina’s HBCUs and MIHEs to provide this opportunity to rising Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students. Interns work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer.  Essential components of the program include professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities.  

More details. 

We are happy to share internship and fellowship opportunities from North Carolina, and from across the country.* Have something to share? Email us. 

*Opportunities shared at the discretion of AAHC staff. 

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