Public History Research Intern (Fall 2020)

This position will work remotely for the duration of the internship; applicant must have reliable access to internet. Communication between Intern and NWHM staff will be conducted via telephone, email, and video conferencing.

The National Women's History Museum is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, historic research, content creation, and image rights acquisition.

  • Qualified candidates should be current or recent upper undergraduate or graduate students in History, Museum Studies, Women’s Studies, or a related field.
  • Applicants should possess strong research, writing and communication skills as well as the ability to multitask.
  • Prior experience with historic research in libraries and archives strongly preferred.
  • Experience with historical content highly preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Must be motivated to work independently 

The internship will run between September 15th and December 11th, 2020. Interns will receive a stipend of $1000.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest in Word or PDF form addressed to Liz Eberlein, Education Programs Manager, to [email protected] with the subject line of “Public History Research Internship”. Please note that your letter of interest will serve as your writing sample.

To be considered for Fall 2020, applications must be submitted by 9am ET on Friday, August 28th.


The National Women’s History Museum considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, the National Women’s History Museum complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates. The National Women’s History Museum also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.