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Internship: Office of the Chairman

The intern would assist the NEH Chairman’s Office on a variety of important projects through research, writing, assistance with meetings, and general information gathering vital to the successful implementation of the programs. The intern should be a college student, preferably with a focus on history or the humanities, strong inter-personal skills, knowledge of Microsoft Excel, be able to work independently, and be able to contribute 20-30 hours per week.

Duties may include:

  • Performing research, either at NEH or other locations such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives, on various topics relating to the Chairman’s special initiatives.
  • Synthesizing information and assisting with written reports or briefing materials to be used by senior staff as they plan the implementation of these programs.
  • Assisting the Chairman’s Office staff in the planning of events and meetings with scholars, government agencies, and outside organizations, by compiling relevant background research, invitation and RSVP management and other event planning logistics.
  • Working closely with senior staff on other day-to-day tasks, as assigned.


To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. The selection process is ongoing for spring, summer, and fall internships; please forward the materials to:

Courtney Chapin
Director of White House and Congressional Affairs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
(202) 606-8298 or

Please allow at least four to six weeks prior to the date you wish to intern to allow proper consideration of your application.

If you have any questions, please call the NEH Office of Human Resources Volunteer/Intern Coordinator at 202 606-8415. We look forward to hearing from you.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a year-round internship program.