NMWA offers paid and unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates seeking valuable experience in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Internship opportunities are available seasonally in the fall, spring, and summer in a variety of departments. Our internship program is specifically designed for students who have completed their sophomore year of undergraduate study (or higher) and recent graduates who have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Internships: Summer 2016

The application period for Summer 2016 Internships is now closed. Check this page in May to submit an application for the Fall semester.


We offer the following endowed funds that may be applied toward open internships. If you are interested in applying for one of the following paid internships, please read the description for the time commitments, required qualifications, and application procedures.

To apply for an endowed internship, complete the online application for the department you are interested in and indicate your interest within your cover letter.

Important Information

Applicants may apply for up to three internships per season. A separate electronic application is required for each position. Only applications submitted via our online form will be considered.

Read through Application Procedures carefully before submitting an application. 

To apply, submit an electronic application (except for the Dettre Archival Internship); uploaded documents should be submitted in PDF format.Please note the electronic application is only available when there are open internships.

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Summer (June–August)March 15April 15
Fall (September–December)June 15July 15
Spring Term (January–May)October 15     November 15

All applications will be acknowledged via an email receipt by NMWA.

Refer to the Internship FAQ for further inquiries.