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Internship: Office of White House and Congressional Affairs

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of White House and Congressional Affairs is looking for qualified applicants for the NEH’s Summer 2016 Internship Program. In the past, our interns have worked on events in DC and on Capitol Hill, outreach to Congressional staff, and large-scale projects highlighting the NEH’s programs. Interns are responsible for managing invitation lists, drafting briefing memos, managing our web presence, assisting with correspondence to Congressional offices, communicating with stakeholders, and assisting with day-to-day office tasks.

We are looking for interns with strong writing and communication skills in addition to a passion for the humanities. Interns must be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, be professional, and pay close attention to detail. Experience working with Microsoft Excel, WordPress, and Twitter appreciated. Our internships are unpaid, but we provide full reimbursement for work-related travel. We are looking for a commitment of at least 4 to 5 full days per week. Please send a resume, short writing sample (1-5 pages), and cover letter to Caitlin Green at We strongly encourage that candidates submit one of the following types of writing samples: blog post, news article, press release, newsletter, review, short narrative writing piece, expository writing, detailed letter, memorandum or a short essay on a humanities topic.


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.

Contact: Caitlin Green
Special Assistant to the Chairman
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
(202) 208-7122 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.