Interns and Volunteers

Two volunteers organizing the National Catalog binders
Two volunteers organizing the National Catalog binders

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Much of the work we do could not be done without the assistance of interns and volunteers. This page includes information about current volunteer and paid internship opportunities. All volunteers and interns must submit to and pass a background check.

Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and help us in a multitude of ways, depending on their skills and the projects we have. If you are interested in museum and archive collections and would like to volunteer, please let us know.

You need not live in south Florida: volunteer opportunities are available for those living at a distance who can work at home! Contact the curator for details.

Internships are more structured than volunteer work. Interns usually come to us through National Park Service partnerships with the Greening Youth Foundation and the National Council on Preservation Education (among others) or cooperative agreements with universities and colleges. Interns can be pursuing degrees at the undergraduate or graduate levels or be recent graduates of museum, archives, or other programs that match our current needs.

For answers to questions or for more information, please send us your areas of interest through the Contact Us page.

Last updated: May 20, 2021