Internship Opportunity: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

 This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Government: Federal Agency

Start Date: Flexible

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Immediately

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency that provides support to advance and disseminate knowledge in all of the disciplines of the humanities: history, literature, linguistics, archaeology, jurisprudence and the history, criticism and theory of the arts. NEH grant programs are designed to achieve four objectives: (1) the creation of new knowledge in the humanities; (2) the dissemination of the humanities to the American people; (3) improving humanities education; and (4) preserving and increasing the availability of resources in the humanities. Representative projects include: fellowships for independent scholars, college and university teachers; support for documentary films for airing over the Public Broadcasting System; summer seminars and national institutes for college and school teachers; development of cultural institutions and exhibits; and the preservation of manuscripts, books and artifacts in the nation's archives, libraries and museums.

Brief Description of the Intern's role or key qualifications:

The National Endowment for the Humanities is looking for interns to fill positions in the following offices:

  • Communications
  • Congressional Affairs
  • EDSITEment
  • Education Programs
  • Federal/State Partnership
  • General Counsel
  • Grant Management
  • Library
  • Preservation and Access
  • Publications
  • Public Programs
  • Research Programs


How to apply:

You must be a U.S. citizen or foreign national residing legally in the U.S. and enrolled in a U.S. academic degree granting institution to apply for a NEH internship. Feel free to list multiple offices and rank them according to your preferences. Please submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter indicating where in the NEH you wish consideration for an internship. Summer internships begin mid May and go through early August. We can be somewhat flexible on the specific internship dates to accommodate your schools academic calendar. A writing sample and copy of your transcript, if applying for a student internship, is requested but not required. Also, for student applicants from colleges or universities that grant academic credit for internships, please indicate if you are seeking an internship for academic credit. Your application will be directed to appropriate NEH divisions and offices for consideration. Please check each Division/Office page for additional application requirements. Submit materials to

If you have any questions, please contact the NEH Internship Coordinator at 202-606-8317 or

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.