The American Studies Department has a strong tradition of student internships. We encourage students to apply for internships in the summer and during the academic year. Recently our students have worked at the Holocaust Museum, the Supreme Court, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Archives in Washington D. C. For more details please see students' descriptions of recent internship experiences.
Here are some internship programs to consider:
Family Programs Intern, Education Division, Brooklyn Museum (set-up Hands-On Art, assist in Gallery/Studio classes and help plan camp sessions).
Interns, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (assist with educational programming, computer projects, archival research and public relations). Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Interns (including one paid internship in Southern California), National Museum of Women in the Arts (education, publications, special events, curatorial, and more!) Location: Washington, D.C. and California
Interns, National Archives and Records Administration (assist in development materials related to the New Deal). Deadline: Applications accepted at any time.
Interns, National Archives and Records Administration (assist in responding to public inquiries about matters related to the Civil War, Supreme Court, shipwrecks, New Deal and more). Deadline: applications accepted at any time. Location: Washington, D.C.
National Public Radio (For example: The intern for All Things Considered “conducts research for daily stories and long-term projects; books interviews; retrieves archival tape; attends daily editorial meeting; and helps get the program on the air…He/She should have an interest in the news and be prepared to offer story ideas.”)
Also, check out internships (thousands) listed at idealist.org