Internship: Division of Public Programs

The mission of the Division of Public Programs is to foster public understanding and appreciation of the humanities. We support high quality projects blending sound humanities scholarship with engaging presentation formats designed to provide rich learning experiences for large and diverse public audiences. Fundable activities include, but are not limited to, radio and television documentaries, museum and library exhibitions and interpretation of historic sites, and a wide array of related components in support of such programs, for example, catalogs, brochures, and digital products.

Interns engage in various tasks within the Division, generally gathering data to help in the assessment of the reach and effectiveness of the projects we fund. For example, one recent intern project involved systematically collecting, quantifying, and analyzing data about the reach and impact of recently-funded documentary film programs; another intern compiled information about the interpretive uses of new digital technologies at museums and historic sites. For every project, the intern will prepare a summative report of the findings, and will have opportunities to discuss those findings with Division staff.

A student of a humanities discipline, library science, film, museum studies, communications, or media studies is preferred.

If you have any questions, please contact the NEH Internship Coordinator at 202 606-8317 or We look forward to hearing from you.