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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many interesting and rewarding ways to volunteer your time and services at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum! Read about our current openings below.

Museum Docent: Become part of a vibrant team of individuals as a museum docent at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library! Volunteers are being recruited to conduct guided tours for students and adults. Please read the Museum Docent Job Description.

Contact Danielle Bevacqua, Program Support Assistant by email at danielle.bevacqua@nara.gov for more information regarding museum docent opportunities.

Welcome Desk Volunteer: Join the volunteer team as a Welcome Desk Volunteer and provide a warm, welcome greeting to our visitors. A Welcome Desk Volunteer answers any questions our guests may have and is the first impression of our hospitality! Please read the Welcome Desk Job Description.

Contact Danielle Bevacqua, Program Support Assistant by email at danielle.bevacqua@nara.gov for more information regarding welcome desk volunteer opportunities.

Librarian Aid: Assist with duties such as; shelving of books and journals, shelf read of the book collection, and weeding of the main and research room collections.
Please read the Librarian Aid Volunteer Job Description.

Contact Polly Nodine, AV Archivist/Librarian by email at polly.nodine@nara.gov for more information regarding Librarian Aid opportunities.

Applications for volunteers can be emailed or mailed to Ryan Rutkowski, ryan.rutkowski@nara.gov

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Due to the sensitive nature of Presidential materials, all volunteers and interns must be at least 16 years of age and a U.S. Citizen. All volunteers and interns must successfully pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.

The internship program at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is a unique educational experience for students of varied backgrounds and interests. We have opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines including library science, archival management, and political science.

Our goal is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a meaningful and realistic work experience that will be beneficial to both students and our organization.

The library offers a limited number of unpaid internships in the summer and winter. Current undergraduates, recent graduates, and individuals pursuing advanced degrees are encouraged to apply. Students earning credit are required to commit to a minimum of 135 hours during the term of their internship. Interns work during normal business hours which are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For detailed information see our Internship Job Description

The deadline for fall internship applications is August 28, 2015.
The deadline for winter internship is December 15, 2015.

Please submit an application, a copy of your resume and a short essay: approximately 250-500 words stating your interest in archival work, your objectives and expectations and how these relate to your future goals.

Applications and essay can be mailed to:

Ryan Rutkowski, Archivist
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia   30307-1498

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