Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern at The Charlotte Museum of History. If you become a CMH intern, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the field of public history and explore a multitude of possibilities for careers in the field. If you are considering a career in public history or simply want to learn more about what museums do, we encourage you to apply!

Open Opportunities

There are currently two open internship positions for the Spring 2022 session. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our volunteers, interns, and staff. Interns may work remotely with some opportunities for in-person experiences if desired.

The Charlotte Museum of History is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for these internship positions.

Please submit all application materials by 12:00 p.m. EST on December 1, 2021 to Lauren Wallace at

The Charlotte Preservation Awards:

The Museum presents the Charlotte Preservation Awards as a part of our mission to advocate for the preservation of Charlotte’s historic built environment.  These awards celebrate restoration and building projects in the greater Charlotte region that exemplify the best of historic preservation. By shining a light on successful preservation projects that enrich our communities culturally and economically, the awards encourage everyone who calls Charlotte ‘home’ to save our historic built environment. We are seeking interns to assist with the planning of the 2022 awards and conduct research into the architectural and design history of potential projects. Applicants must have completed at least two years of college or university study and be successful

Siloam School:
The Museum is leading a $1 million community fundraising effort to save the historic Siloam School, one of Mecklenburg County’s oldest remaining African American schoolhouses, and one of our community’s last standing Rosenwald Schools. As we work to move the school to the Museum’s East Charlotte campus, we are seeking interns to conduct research into the history of the Mallard Creek community, explore the archival evidence surrounding the construction and operation of Siloam School, and assist with the planning of events and programs relating to the project. Successful candidates must have completed at least two years of college or university study, be familiar with archival research, and be comfortable communicating with the public.

The Charlotte Museum of History is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation or national origin is prohibited.

We love volunteers!

Volunteers were instrumental in the preservation of the 1774 Alexander Homesite and the establishment of The Charlotte Museum of History.  Volunteers continue to play a meaningful role in our operations by working with staff to welcome guests and provide guided tours. Learn more about volunteering at CMH by visiting our volunteer page.