Internship: Division of Education Programs

The Division of Education Programs provides national leadership in the formal study of the humanities by creating and implementing programs to strengthen teaching and learning in the humanities at all levels of American education.

Interns in the Division of Education Programs work on projects consistent with the work and mission of the Division, as well as the agency. These tasks include assisting with evaluation of various programs; updating materials and emailing lists for the Humanities Initiatives program; investigating the creation of an image bank for use in PowerPoint presentations by members of the division staff; and investigating options for additional outreach for the Education Division programs.

The ideal intern will have excellent writing ability and very good computer skills. A third- or fourth-year undergraduate or graduate student in the humanities is preferred.


Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating where in the NEH you wish to be considered 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.

Contact: John Cox
Division of Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
202 606-8500 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.