The Catholic University of America

Internships in the Washington area

DC is a great place to find internships in various fields of history.  CUA graduate students have interned a a variety of different locations. Below are a few places that routinely hire graduate student interns.

American History Internships

The National Archives and Records Administration

Internships in archival science and historical research in American military, legislative, diplomatic and civil history.  Internship duties vary depending on the department the intern works in, but generally include reference assistance, processing records, and creating indexes and other finding aids. See their careers page for positions at both the Washington, DC and College Park, MD branches.

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress hires student interns to assist in a number of functions. See their Human Resources page for more information.

First Federal Congress Project

The First Federal Congress Project is a documentary editions project located at George Washington University.  Internships vary depending on the stage at which the volume being compiled stands at the time of internship, but may include research, indexing, proofreading and conference planning. Contact the Editor, Charlene Bickford, to apply.

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project is a documentary editions project located at the Mount Vernon Campus of the George Washington University.  Internships vary depending on the project's focus at the time of internship.  Contact the Editor, Allida Black, to apply.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Archives

The AAAS Archives houses the papers of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a non-profit organization founded in 1848 to promote the study of science, math and engineering.  Internship duties include processing archival material, writing summaries and articles for publication on the website or in the organization's newsletter, interviewing staff members for the AAAS Archives Podcast, and answering research queries. Contact the archivist, Amy Crumpton, to apply.

Medieval and Byzantine History Internships

Dumbarton Oaks

Internships in Byzantine Studies, Garden and Landscaping, and Pre-Columbian studies may be available.  Contact the department in which you wish to intern for more information.

European History Internships

The Folger Shakespeare Library

Internships vary depending on the applicant.  Email resumes@folger.edu to apply.