Volunteer and Internship Opportunities


Paid Internships

Thank you for your interest, but there are no paid internship opportunities available at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Unpaid Internships

Are you a graduate student in Library Science, Public History, Environmental Studies, or a related field? Interested graduate students can enhance their educational program of study with a wide variety of opportunities within a small research library setting. For more information about unpaid internships with the Forest History Society, please contact the Library Staff via email at library@foresthistory.org.

Internship opportunities include:

  • Digitization
  • Digital exhibit curation
  • Archival processing
  • Creating exhibits for our display area
  • Blog and social media posting
  • Assisting the Librarian and Archivist with special projects
  • And more…


Do you have a passion for nature and history? We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to help with daily library and archives operations. Volunteering at the Forest History Society is a rewarding and fun experience, and a great way to combine those passions. FHS is a nonprofit library and archives located in Durham, North Carolina, that links the past to the future by identifying, collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating information on the history of interactions between people, forests, and their related resources.

Volunteer opportunities include

  • Checking in new books and journals
  • Organizing records
  • Scanning and Digitization
  • Shelving
  • Labeling
  • Database entry
  • Social media posting
  • Assisting the Librarian and Archivist with special projects
  • And much more…

To join our team of library-loving volunteers you should:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be available to volunteer at least 3 hours a week for at least 2–3 months.
  • Have the ability to work alone or with others (other volunteers, staff, or patrons).

To help make a difference at the Forest History Society, please fill out this online form. You can also email us the form at library@foresthistory.org. Once you return the completed application, we will contact you and schedule an interview to discuss your interests and volunteer options.