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NMWA offers seasonal internships for those seeking valuable experience in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Partial gallery view of a young woman in a ponytail and glasses bending down to look at a tiny contemporary sculpture in a glass vitrine. The sculpture is a wooden cage with an object stored inside. On the back wall hangs a photograph of a light-skinned woman in a white dress.
Photo credit: Kevin Allen


The museum is not currently accepting internship applications.

General Information

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

To apply, submit an electronic application. All uploaded documents should be in PDF format. 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 the museum 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 15July 31
Spring (Jan–May)October 15November 30

All application submissions will be acknowledged by the museum via email receipt.

Important Information

Application Procedures

Read this section carefully. Applications must follow these procedures to be considered.

Internship FAQs

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Internship Sponsors

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