Monday, November 20, 2017


Bentonville Battlefield Buck Dunn Memorial Internship 2017


What: 2017 will be the seventh year of the annual Buck Dunn Memorial Internship program at Bentonville Battlefield. The internship honors Mr. Buck Dunn, a lifelong supporter of Bentonville Battlefield, and is designed to give interested college students experience in the public history field.

Where: Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in southeastern Johnston County near Newton Grove, NC.

When:  May 24, 2017 through August 12, 2017. The base schedule will be 9:00-5:00, Wednesday-Saturday. The schedule is subject to change as necessary.

Who: Applicants should be a graduate or undergraduate college student majoring in public history, history, history education, museum studies, or a related field. Preference will be given to individuals planning a career in public history.

Pay: $9.00 per hour and will work 29 hours per week for 12 weeks. Housing is not provided.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2017. Selected applicants will be interviewed in early April with the internship recipient being notified by mid-April.  In person interviews are strongly encouraged (though not required) so that the intern has an understanding of the location and scope of Bentonville Battlefield SHS.

Project Proposal: Research and Archives Internship

Project Objective:  To organize and catalogue the site’s research library.

Project Outline:  Bentonville’s small research book collection is spread amongst multiple book shelves in several different locations. The intern should organize them into as few locations as possible while making the locations searchable by whatever format is deemed best. Alphabetical, LOC, etc…

Final Product or Anticipated Outcome:  Bentonville’s reference books will be consolidated and easily searchable when research is needed.

Additional Duties and Tasks:  In addition to the project, at least half of the intern’s time will be spent giving tours of the Harper House, greeting and providing orientation to visitors, and meeting all other visitor services requirements.  The intern may also be required to assist with special events that occur during the course of the internship. This should give the prospective intern “real life” public history experience juggling visitor services with administrative tasks.

How to apply:  Please send a completed NC PD 107 application, which can be found at:  http://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107 to the address below. Do not complete an online application. A resume with cover letter, and letter(s) of reference are strongly suggested.                

Attn: Buck Dunn Internship

                                                                                Bentonville Battlefield SHS

                                                                                5466 Harper House Rd

                                                                                Four Oaks, NC 27524

Contact: Please contact Derrick Brown or Amanda Brantley at (910) 594-0789 if you have any questions about the internship.  


The Friends of Bentonville Battlefield is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.