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NMWA offers seasonal internships for those seeking valuable experience in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Internship opportunities are available 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: Fall 2020

The museum is now accepting applications for the following internships in Fall 2020:

Library & Research Center InternshipPublications & Communications/Marketing Internship

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Each internship pays a $1,500 stipend to help defray cost of living in Washington, D.C.

Important Information

Applicants may apply for up to three internships per season (three consecutive terms). 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. All uploaded documents should be in PDF format. Note the electronic application is only available when there are open internships.

Each accepted intern will receive a $1,500 stipend for 480 hours of participation completed either over a full-time (40 hours/week for 12 weeks) or part-time (e.g. 24 hours/week for 20 weeks) schedule.

Each summer, the Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson Endowed Internship will be applied toward one open internship. If you are interested in applying, read the description for the time commitment, required qualifications, and application procedures.

Internship stipends issued by NMWA are not considered salary or meant as compensation, but are awarded to help defray living expenses during the term of an intern's appointment.


Summer (Jun–Aug)March 15April 30
Fall (Sep–Dec)June 10July 31
Spring Term (Jan–May)October 15     November 30

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

Refer to the Internship FAQ for further inquiries.

NMWA’s internship program is supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson Endowment, and an anonymous donor.


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