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Internship Opportunities


National Building Museum interns have the opportunity to work closely with museum professionals on a variety of projects.  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.

Summer 2016 Internship Opportunities

Our summer internship program includes a roster of enrichment meetings and trips on Monday afternoons that all interns are expected to attend.  Interns will learn about museum careers by meeting with different museum staff, visit other museums and architecture firms, and more. Please note: The Development Department and Museum Shop will continue to accept applications through March 28th.

Internship Application Deadlines

Summer internships (June–August): March 15
Fall Internships (September–December): August 14
Spring Internships (January–May): November 30

Please note: ALL application materials are due by the above dates and most internships at the National Building Museum are unpaid, unless otherwise noted.

Please email the following items, preferably saved as PDF, to ksheldon@nbm.org:

  • A statement of purpose related to the department you are interested in and highlighting your qualifications for the position
  • A résumé with two references and their contact information
  • A writing sample of at least four pages in length

(No calls please)

Final considerations will not be made until all documents are received.