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Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution offers a multitude of internships in various museums and offices. Some of the internships have a small stipend. There also are opportunities to hold a “virtual internship” that would not require relocation to Washington, D.C.

There are many internship and employment opportunities for undergraduate students at the Library of Congress. Of particular note is the Junior Fellows Program

The U.S. Department of State offers paid and unpaid internships for college students. The positions might be in Washington, D.C. or at U.S. embassies around the world.  

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. offers paid internships for Latino students in Washington, D.C.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

National Archives 


New York

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Summer Internships  


Historical societies and living history sites that offer internship programs:

Historic Deerfield 

Litchfield Historical Society 

Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society 

Mount Vernon 

Mystic Seaport Summer Internship in Museum Studies 

Newport Historical Society – Buchanan/Burnham Internship 

Old York Historical Society 

Plimoth Plantation 

Windsor Historical Society 

Yale Center for British Art 


“Virtual” Internships that do not require relocation:

History News Network 

Jewish Women’s Archive 


Archives and Presidential Libraries

Most of the presidential libraries and archives offer some form of an internship or student volunteer program. These vary in requirements, work performed, and pay status. See the specific websites for details or

In addition to opportunities in Washington, D.C. and presidential libraries, various regional archives also offer internships.



National Park Service