Message from the Intern Manager

Many of you know the National Museum of American History. After all, it is the home of Dorothy’s ruby slippers, Evel Knievel’s motorcycle, the Star-Spangled Banner, and three million other objects and documents reflecting American history and culture. For an up-close look at Museum work, we invite you to consider becoming a National Museum of American History intern.



It is our goal to provide interesting and rewarding internships designed around specific museum projects. These include work in historical research, public programs, collections management, and exhibition design. Because of the variety of projects available, interns come to us with backgrounds in many different fields. The program offers the chance to work behind the scenes and experience museum work firsthand. I hope you will decide to join us.

— Omar Eaton-Martínez, Intern Manager