Information Technology Audio/Visual and Events Intern

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


Information Technology Audio/Video and Event Intern Job 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:

·        Summer internships are 30-40 hours per week



The Information Technology A/V and Event intern reports to the Director of Information Technology.



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

·        Undergraduate students are paid $12/hour

·        Graduate students are paid $15/hour


Roles of the Information Technology Department:

·        Manage and implement technology strategy for the museum.

·        Support users across the organization.

·        Maintain exhibits.

·        Provide technology support for meetings and special events.


Interns will:

·        Review virtual platform features and compare different solutions.

·        Identify software and/or hardware needed to enhance virtual and hybrid events.

·        Test the selected products and provide recommendations.

·        Review/Revise relevant Standard Operating Procedures.


Candidates must be reliable, punctual, and capable of functioning in a multi-task environment. 

They must also be able to complete tasks independently, take directions, follow instructions, and complete tasks on a 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 studies in information technology or audio/visual technology.  Multi-tasking, scheduling, and deadline efficiency are highly important. Must have strong internet and 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:

·        Broadcast or camera skills

·        Internet and social media skills

·        Event planning skills

·        Analytical skills

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