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Internship Opportunities


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.

Fall 2014 Internships

Development Department Intern

Development Department
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Graphic Design Intern

Marketing & Communications Department
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Museum Shop Visitor Interpretation Intern

Museum Shop
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STEM Curriculum Intern

Education Department
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Teen Programs Branding Intern

Education Department
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Internship Application Deadlines

Summer internships (June–August): March 15
Fall Internships (September–December): Open until filled
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 statement of purpose related to the department you are interested in
  • A résumé
  • Additional materials may be requested by the department

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.