National Building Museum interns have the opportunity to work closely with museum professionals on a variety of projects. Summer interns are offered a variety of enrichment activities including lunches with members from all of the Museum's departments, field trips to other area institutions, and a resume and cover letter writing workshop. Gain valuable work experience at a world-class museum!
Interns should have an interest in the built environment and the workings of a museum. Interns can be graduate or undergraduate students, unless specified, but should exemplify professionalism, dedication, and excellent work ethic.
Internship Application Deadlines
Summer internships (June–August): March 15
Fall Internships (September–December): July 15
Spring Internships (January–May): November 15
Please note: ALL application materials are due by the above dates.
Prospective interns are required to complete the internship application form.
The following items are required for consideration:
- A recent writing sample (at least four pages)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Your most recent academic transcript (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
- A statement of purpose related to the department you are interested in
- A résumé
Please mail or email items listed above to:
National Building Museum
Attn: Volunteer Manager
401 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(No calls please)
Final considerations will not be made until all documents are received.