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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 2015 Internships

Summer interns will benefit from working with their department, but also from a variety of enrichment activities. Activities include: lunches with museum to learn about museum and architecture careers, trips to area institutions, special tours, and a resume workshop.

Collections Department Internship

Collections, Summer 2015
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Development Department Internship

Development, Summer 2015
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Graphic Design Intern

Marketing & Communications, Summer 2015
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Institutional Giving Internship

Development, Summer 2015
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Investigating Where We Live Internship

Education - Summer 2015
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Public Relations, Marketing, and Social Media Intern

Marketing & Communications, Summer 2015
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Visitor Interpretation Internship

Museum Shop, Summer 2015
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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 and all internships at the National Building Museum are unpaid.

Please email the following items, preferably saved as PDF, to

  • 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.