The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Congressional Affairs team accepts applications on a rolling basis for Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer internships. 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, 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. 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 during the summer program, and 2 to 3 full days per week for Fall or Spring. Please send a resume, short writing sample (1-5 pages), and cover letter to Caitlin Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.