Volunteer and Internships
Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time and services at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum! Please read about possible volunteer tasks and opportunities, as well as contact and application information, below.
- Assist with general museum interpretation and visitor services by providing tours and general information for visitors by serving as a docent;
- Present or assist Museum staff with presenting education programs onsite, in school classrooms, or in the community;
- Assist Library/Museum staff in managing and making available historical materials. This may include holdings maintenance, reference assistance, data collection and entry into automated catalogs, and assistance in making reproductions;
- Assist in preparing specialized resources and publications when volunteers have archival, museum, web management, or records management background or training; and
- Assist with administrative and clerical duties in Library/Museum offices.
- Archives support (very limited opportunities)
- Clerical support (Museum Welcome Desk Job Description)
- Collections support
- Docent / Museum support
- Education Support
Email Sylvia Naguib at Sylvia.Naguib@nara.gov for more information regarding position descriptions and current opportunities.
Volunteer Service Application (return via Email or Regular U.S. mail)
The internship program at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum can be a unique educational experience for students of varied backgrounds and interests. We sometimes have opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines including library science, archival management, education, history 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 and Museum offers a limited number of unpaid internships. 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, or as specified by their academic program. Interns typically work during business operating hours, but may be asked to participate in special events during evenings and weekends.
To be considered for our internship program, please click on the appropriate description link below and follow the instructions provided for the announcement.
- The deadline for Summer Internship Applications is April 21, 2023.
- The deadline for Fall Internship Applications is July 28, 2023.
- The deadline for Spring Internship Application is December 8, 2023.
- Archives Internships currently paused; no opportunities available at this time.
- Museum Collections Internship Description and Application
- Museum Education Internship Description and Application
Due to the sensitive nature of Presidential materials, all volunteers and interns must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. Citizen. All volunteers and interns must successfully pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.