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Internship: Office of Communications

The National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency, seeks interns interested in the fields of history, language, literature, jurisprudence, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities for work in its Office of Communications. Duties could include, but are not be limited to, working in social media, helping inaugurate new features on a redeveloped website, use of video and audio equipment, research, development of media lists and sources, and news and feature writing for all media platforms.

The NEH is interested in the public humanities and works to reach new audiences. It is developing a new website that will serve as a portal for all Americans with a particular interest in the humanities. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in the humanities, strong research and writing skills, and familiarity with the use of new media. Reporting experience and the ability to use audio and visual equipment are a plus.

To learn more about the Endowment, please go to, and read our magazine, Humanities.

The internships are unpaid volunteer positions. Applications are accepted in July (for the fall semester), November (for the winter semester), and April (for the summer semester.) Students may work 16 to 40 hours per week. Students interested in academic credit should discuss this with their faculty advisers and with Anna Gillis ( or 202- 606-8435) before applying.

Applicants must submit a resume, a letter of interest, and three writing samples to:

National Endowment for the Humanities
Office of Communications
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506

Materials also may be submitted electronically to Please include a phone number and e-mail address where you can be reached, 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).

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.