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Volunteer and Internships

Volunteer

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 Description.

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.

The Application For Volunteers can be submitted online.

Contact Sylvia Naguib by email at Sylvia.Naguib@nara.gov for more information regarding Museum Docent and Welcome Desk Volunteer opportunities.

Internship

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 Archives 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.

The deadline for Summer Internship Applications is April 29, 2017.
The deadline for Fall Internship Applications is August 19, 2017.
The deadline for Winter Internship Application is December 15, 2017.

Please submit the online application, along with 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.


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.

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