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Marketing & Communications Internship

Marketing & Communications Department

Marketing & Communications Internship

The Museum is seeking an intern with interest in learning more about public relations, marketing, and social media in a museum environment. This internship focuses on press outreach and marketing for the Museum’s exhibitions, public programming, and shop. The intern will create targeted and effective communications campaigns, develop press lists and follow up with reporters, and support marketing projects such as implementing a digital content strategy.


  • Conduct press contact research though a PR database to develop and maintain lists
  • Write press releases and digital content
  • Research advertising and earned media
  • Assist with press clip archiving
  • Assist with social media campaigns
  • Assist with tracking and maintaining statistics for Museum social media interactions and other website analytics



  • Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, museum studies, or related subjects 
  • Writing skills, including a non-academic writing sample
  • Experience in marketing or promotion
  • Strong knowledge of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.



  • Two eight hour days (or four half-days) per week

Application Deadlines

Spring Internships (January- May): December 2

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.