Thursday, May 4, 2023

Internships, Office of the Historian & Office of Art and Archives, Deadline May 12


The Office of the Historian offers internships for undergraduate students, and the Office of Art and Archives offers internships for both undergraduate and graduate-level students. The offices are looking for candidates with a background in history, political science, library science, and art history. Our goal is to foster interest in the fields of public and institutional history, archival science, and museum studies; and to provide a behind-the-scenes experience for visiting students.

InternCollection of the U.S. House of RepresentativesA congressional intern makes photocopies in 1981.

Interns may assist with the following tasks, including:

  • historical and biographical research
  • educational content creation and outreach
  • archival and object processing
  • object, photo, and record preservation
  • curatorial content creation
  • other special projects as assigned

The intern must be highly motivated, collaborative, and possess excellent research, communication, and computer skills. The ideal candidate will have research experience; an interest in political history, archives, visual materials; and good writing and outreach skills.

The deadline for Summer 2023 applications is May 12.

Availability

The Office is seeking an intern to work a minimum of 15 hours per week with a potential for an in-person, hybrid, or virtual schedule. This internship is unpaid; however, interns may work with the intern coordinator to accommodate scheduling relating to potential academic or work requirements.

Internships may be available for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. The selection process is highly competitive.

Applicant Instructions

Applications should be emailed to history@mail.house.gov with a subject line of “Internship” and the semester (Spring, Summer, Fall) for which you are applying. All applications should include a cover letterresume, and a relevant writing sample of no more than five pages.