The Gregg Museum offers educational opportunities for NC State and surrounding community, including internships and collaborations with faculty. If you have questions about our programs, please contact our Curator of Education, Zoe Starling, at zoe_starling@ncsu.edu.

Students: Become a Gregg Intern


The Gregg Museum’s internship program has been suspended until the fall semester of 2018. Applications will be accepted in April 2018 with internships scheduled to begin August 22, 2018.

Interested in seeing what it’s like to work at a museum? Consider becoming an intern at the Gregg. You’ll use your talents and interests to gain real-world experience at a collecting and exhibiting museum.

To discuss internship opportunities, please contact your academic advisor or Zoe Starling, Curator of Education at the Gregg.


Who can be a Gregg intern?

Internships are open to:

  • NC State students from all academic levels and disciplines
  • Students from other universities with an interest in museums

What kind of projects will I work on?

Potential assignments include:

  • Photographing, cataloging or researching objects in the collection
  • Helping with exhibition preparation and installation
  • Assisting with PR, marketing and graphic design
  • Administrative tasks such as filing, database entry and maintaining artists’ files

Are internships paid?

No, they’re completed for course credit. The internship is a three-credit class; you must work approximately 8 hours a week for a total of 120 hours for the semester.

How will I be graded?

Your grade will be based on attendance, punctuality and the completion of tasks in a timely manner. Your ability to take initiative and work independently will also affect your final grade. We’ll discuss the specific guidelines and expectations before you start.

How do I apply?

The Gregg Museum’s internship program has been suspended until the fall semester of 2018. Applications for Fall 2018 will be accepted in April 2018. Please check back in March 2018 for application submission details.

Faculty: Bring your class

The Gregg can be an extension of your classroom, a way for students to interact with objects related to your curriculum. More than 35,000 objects are at your disposal, including textiles, ceramics, furniture, industrial design objects, jewelry, sculpture, outside/visionary art, folk art, photography, works on paper and examples of fine craft.

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Our educational programs encourage critical thinking, writing and research, and the publications that accompany each exhibition leave written and visual documentation for future study.

Gregg staff can:

  • Give group tours of rotating exhibitions as well as behind-the-scenes tours of our extensive permanent collection, which includes more than 34,000 objects from all over the world.
  • Pull objects specifically related to course curriculum for student visits.
  • Present an image-based presentation in your classroom that features objects from the permanent collection that pertain to any particular lesson.

You and your students can also meet guest artists, curators, distinguished visiting scholars and members of the arts community. Events include lectures, films and informal discussions that focus on the Gregg Museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. Please note that these events are popular, so it’s best to arrive early to get a good seat!

To schedule a tour or arrange a class visit, please complete the tour request form at go.ncsu.edu/greggtours. If you have questions about the Gregg’s educational programs, please contact Zoe Starling at zoe_starling@ncsu.edu.

The Gregg Museum believes in making art accessible. However, due to delays in the reopening of the new building and the pending demolition of our offsite storage facility, the staff is currently focused on the relocation of the Gregg’s collection of over 35,000 objects. Collection items that are not already included in the current exhibitions at the museum will be unavailable until after the completion of the collection move in late 2018.

Following the collection move, staff can work with professors to arrange class visits with objects tailored to your curriculum pulled from the collection. We look forward to restarting this program in late 2018.