Facility Rental & Event Coordinator Intern

Monday, May 15th from 12:00am to Friday, August 11th, 2023 12:00am (CT)


DEI Programs & Community Engagement: Facility Rental & Event Coordinator Intern Description 

Mission Statement: 

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, honors and preserves the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We chronicle the American civil rights movement and tell the story of the ongoing struggle for human rights. We educate and serve as a catalyst to inspire action to create positive social change.  


Established in 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. In 2002 the museum opened an $11 million expansion, The Legacy Building, which addresses the assassination investigation and the legacy of the civil rights movement. In 2013 and 2014, the museum underwent a $27.5 million renovation which added more than 40 new films, oral histories, and interactive media to the site’s already robust galleries. The museum is among the top 5% of institutions to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and one of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience worldwide. Through interactive exhibits, historic collections, dynamic speakers and special events, the museum offers visitors a chance to walk through history and learn more about a tumultuous and inspiring period of change. Individuals who intern at the National Civil Rights Museum have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on experience at an award-winning institution.  

Time Commitment: 

  • Academic year internships are 10-20 hours per week 

  • Summer internships are 30-40 hours per week 

  • Alternative arrangements can be discussed with the specific department but are subject to that department’s approval. 


The Facility Rental and Event Coordinator intern reports to Brittney Williams, Program Coordinator, DEI Programs and Community Engagement. 


  • Students may receive course credit or be paid hourly, but not both 

  • Undergraduate students are paid $12/hour 

  • Graduate students are paid $15/hour 

DEI Programs and Community Engagement Department: 

As a member of the DEI Programs and Community Engagement Department, this intern will primarily work in support of our Program Coordinator in planning and executing facility rentals for internal and external purposes. This includes intake, processing, and organizing event requests and may include working with other museum departments to ensure a smooth facility rental process. Intern may also work within our Corporate Equity Center and the execution of NCRM community initiatives. The Corporate Equity Center provides programming that utilizes the historical knowledge of the Museum to learn, discuss, and reflect on how inequities impact Black advancement in corporations and equip individuals with tools to confront issues of racism in our society. 


Interns will: 

  • Provide support to Program Coordinator by assisting with booking and servicing both internal and external events  

  • Coordinate with rental clients, vendors, and museum staff for room set-up and clean-up  

  • Finalize event details with facility clients and supporting administrative tasks  

  • Attend or monitor functions when needed to provide onsite support  

  • Complete other duties as assigned  


Candidates must be currently enrolled in college or university. Candidates must be able to complete tasks independently, must be reliable and punctual and capable of functioning in a multi-task environment.  Must be able to take direction and follow instructions and complete tasks on deadline.  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.  The acceptable candidate must adhere to the rules and regulations governing all employees, interns, and volunteers of the National Civil Rights Museum.   

Candidates should have a strong interest and/or higher education focus in business, community outreach, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Multi-tasking, scheduling, and deadline efficiency are highly important. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Must have strong computer skills.  Must possess excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented and neat, and the ability to work both as an individual and as part of a team.  

Required Skills: 

  • Flexible, resourceful, adaptable 

  • Community outreach and engagement 

  • Customer service skills 


Desired but Optional: 

  • Event planning 

  • Experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion  

Opens Feb 1, 2023 12:00am
Registration Closes
Mar 6, 2023 11:59pm or when space runs out.
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