Volunteers & Internships

We Love Our Volunteers!

Something for everyone.

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum was founded by the spirit of volunteerism. We rely on the support of our community and are so grateful for our volunteers. 

Volunteers help us with many different kinds of tasks, ranging from giving guided tours, helping staff special events, and helping with grounds projects and clean up. 

Are you interested in being more involved in your community? Want to meet new people and be part of something bigger? Contact us today to find a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests! 

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Woman holding award
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Stringing and tying demonstrations

Learn By Doing

Internships offer hands-on learning.

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Inc. in Kenly, North Carolina offers internships to interested undergraduate and graduate students, and new professionals. Interns gain valuable real-world experience working in a non-profit museum environment, developing professional skills as they carry out hands-on projects.


Each intern will complete an individual project while also assisting with daily tasks involved with running a museum. Interns will learn from museum professionals and receive professional development mentoring.

Interns can specialize in the following areas: collections/curatorial, education, or marketing/management.

Interested candidates must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program with an interest in history, museums, public history, non-profit management, parks & recreation, tourism & hospitality, agritourism, or agriculture; or be a recent graduate of such a program. Undergraduate candidates must have completed their first year of studies before applying.

Internships at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum are unpaid, volunteer positions. Interns must be able to volunteer a minimum of 100 hours in a semester (15 weeks). Internships can be completed for credit per the institution's requirements. 

Interested candidates should submit an application here.

The deadline to apply for the Summer 2021 Internship Program (May– August 2021) is March 31, 2021.


Internships may be remote or hybrid and will be undertaken with health and safety precautions in place including wearing masks and social distancing.