NEH Internship Program

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.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications on an open continuous basis for volunteer student and other internships. While we are unable to provide paid internships at this time, we are able to provide valuable experience working in program and administrative offices of the Endowment.



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. If you prefer an internship in a particular office, click on that office and direct your application to the individual specified. If you have no particular preference or there is no specific internship matching your interest, send your application to the Office of Human Resources at the address shown below. Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating where in the NEH you wish consideration for an internship and the time period for which you are available (including the number of hours/days of the week if you will not be available for a full-time work schedule). 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. Submit materials to:

Student Internship Coordinator
Office of Human Resources
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506

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.

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