Be a Part of History
We offer a variety of paid internships, beginning in summer 2023, designed for undergraduate and graduate students seeking professional experience. 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.
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 honky–tonks 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.
Fall 2023 internship applications are expected to open in mid-May. Be sure to check back then for further details, including specific internship opportunities.
2023 Internship Dates
Spring 2023: January 18 – April 14 | Applications closed
Summer 2023: May 17 – August 11 | Applications closed
Fall 2023: September 13 – December 15 | Applications open in May 2023
Important Dates for the Summer 2023 Internship Program
- Internship and Field Forward Stipend Applications Due | by 5 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 15 – Applications are now closed
- Intern Interview Period | Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 25
- Internships and Field Forward Stipends Offered | Week of March 27
- Internship Acceptance | by Wednesday, April 5
- Summer 2023 Internships Dates | Wednesday, May 17 – Friday, August 11
Visit “How to Apply” for the application for each internship opportunity, along with important dates and deadlines. See “Internship Opportunities” and “Internship FAQs” for more information on each internship position and answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
With everyone’s health and safety in mind, we continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from public health officials to inform all decisions. Safety protocols are subject to change based on community transmission information and guidance from CDC and local officials.
For additional information, contact the Internship office at email@example.com.