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Internship Opportunities

Interns

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.

Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities (Late additions)
 

Introductory Exhibition Internship

Curatorial Department
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Architecture & Film Internship

Curatorial Department
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Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample of at least four pages to ksheldon@nbm.org. Please submit your materials by May 2, 2014.

 
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 (Postal service or email is acceptable)
  • 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

ksheldon@nbm.org
(No calls please)

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