Be a Part of History

Internships

More than 1.5 million guests explored the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in 2022, placing it among the most visited history museums in the country. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, as an intern, you’ll be steps away from the honkytonks on Broadway; other cultural institutions, such as the Ryman Auditorium, National Museum of African American Music, Frist Art Museum, and the Nashville Symphony; a short ride to East Nashville, known for its vibrant and eclectic music and food scenes; shopping and restaurants in the Gulch; and the green, outdoor spaces of Centennial Park (known for its full-scale replica of the Parthenon); and more. 

Photo of the exterior of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with cars driving by on a sunny day.

Available internships, within the Museum, Hatch Show Print, and Historic RCA Studio B, include opportunities in collections, development, education, event management, library, marketing, public relations, and more.

Our interns are part of a fun, friendly, and supportive learning environment! Our paid internships are work-based learning opportunities that introduce college students to museum-related careers and other professions found in large cultural organizations.

Field Forward is a living and relocation stipend—offered to select candidates in addition to the paid internship—that supports students who identify as traditionally underrepresented in cultural arts careers and students with demonstrated financial need.

2024 Internship Dates

Spring 2024: January 24 – April 19 | Applications closed

Summer 2024: May 15 – August 9 | Applications for the summer 2024 internship program are now open!

Fall 2024: September 18 – December 13 | Applications for the fall 2024 internship program are expected to open in late May 2024. Please check back for further details, including specific internship opportunities.

Important Dates for the Summer 2024 Internship Program 

  • Internship and Field Forward Stipend Applications Due | by Monday, March 11 
  • Interview Period | Tuesday, March 12 – Tuesday, March 26  
  • Internships and Field Forward Stipends Offered | Week of April 1
    Final candidates will be given three days to accept or decline the internship offer. 
  • Summer 2024 Internship Dates | Wednesday, May 15 – Friday, August 9 

Available Internships

The following internships are available for summer. For more information about each internship and to apply, please click on the link to the respective internship. 

Fall 2024 internship applications are expected to open in late May 2024. Please check back then for further details, including specific internship opportunities.

Be sure to visit “How to Apply” for important application information. 

In addition to paid internships, we also offer a limited number of Field Forward living and relocation stipends to college students traditionally underrepresented in cultural arts careers and students with demonstrated financial need. See “Field Forward Stipend” for more information and how to apply.

How to Apply

Prepare your application

The application process for prospective interns includes: 

– An online application for the specific internship via our internal hiring system, which requires the completion of the following short-answer questions:

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization. Please explain why you want to intern at a nonprofit museum. (1,000 character limit) 
  • Please expand upon your resume and cover letter and describe what strengths, skills, or professional experience you possess that would contribute positively to this internship experience. (1,000 character limit) 
  • What would you like to learn during this internship, and how would this internship contribute to your future goals and aspirations? (1,000 character limit)

– A resume

– A one-page cover letter; it is recommended that your cover letter explain how your education and experience will contribute positively to this internship and how this internship relates to your academic pursuits and/or career goals.

Please note:

  • The application must be completed in one sitting; our system does not allow for the creation of a user account. 
  • Do not apply for more than two internship opportunities 
  • Applications that are submitted without a cover letter and resume will be rejected. 
  • Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. 

Interviews  

Internship supervisors review all internship applications and invite top applicants to interview for the position. Select applicants are interviewed based on degree path, professional interests, and/or other qualifications applicable to the internship. 

Due to the competitive nature of the Museum’s internship program, a prospective intern will only be contacted if an interview is requested. 

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. All internship offers are subject to and contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Contact Us

For additional information, contact the Internship office at internships@countrymusichalloffame.org.

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