The Archives Center offers opportunities for fall, spring, and summer internships. Intern projects involve processing (arrangement, description, and re-housing archival collections), digitizing, cataloging and providing reference assistance to on-site and remote researchers. Broadly, all interns contribute to the Archives Center program by preparing collections for research use, disseminating information about the collections through print and electronic media, or working directly with patrons.
The Lemelson Center Archival Internship at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, is a stipended opportunity for one graduate student working on an advanced archives, library, or museum degree. The internship focuses on collection processing and description for invention and science and technology collections.