Individual Membership

Invest in your interpretive career with NAI's individual membership. Get access to a global network of cultural, natural, and historical interpreters at great value. Choose from various membership options best suited for you. Note: Membership activation takes one business day, after which you can register for NAI events.

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Student Membership - $35

Are you currently a full-time high school or college/university student with a passion for cultural, natural, or historical interpretation? Look no further than our exclusive Student category designed just for you! As a Student member, you'll gain access to a wealth of resources and benefits to support your career aspirations. Just remember to bring your valid Student ID with you to qualify. We can't wait to welcome you!

All the benefits of seasonal memberships are accessible digitally, either through electronic delivery or via the Member Area on the website.

Exclusive Access to the NAI Member Area

  • NAI Career Center (with jobs postings and career advancement opportunities)
  • Interpreter's Network
  • Mentor Match Program
  • Membership Directory
  • Media Library
  • Publications Archive

Networking and Professional Development Opportunities

  • Discounted rate for the NAI National Conference, a savings of over $200 off the nonmember rate.
  • Access to scholarships - NAI offers student scholarships for conferences, workshops, and training events.
  • INTERPtalk - our exclusive virtual networking sessions
  • Book Club - bimonthly online gatherings for members to discuss book selections that apply to NAI's certification opportunities.
  • Discounted member pricing on all NAI training & most certifications (not including CIG/CIH).
  • Membership in NAI Communities - NAI members can choose to join geographical regions within the US and special-interest sections to help them network with others who work near them or who have similar interests and jobs. Each region and section produces periodical e-newsletters and organizes their own activities. 
  • Discounted registration for Region and Section Workshops and other events held by NAI Communities, pricing based on current membership level. 
  • Ability to run/serve in organizational leadership positions (national, regional, sectional, Young Professional Council).

Online Publications and Interpretation Content

  • Discounts in the NAI Association Store (10-20% off retail pricing on all books in the store).
  • Digital Legacy magazine subscription.
  • Digital subscription to the Journal of Interpretation Research.

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