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🔗National Mall Museum Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Washington D.C., DC
  • 20.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: National Mall and Memorial Parks - Resource Management Division
  • Job Reference #: 4092
  • Job Qualifications:

    Undergraduate or graduate degree in Museum Studies or related field is required (degree may be progress). Applicant must have experience in photography and using a DSLR camera. Work requires close attention to detail, strong writing ability, computer skills, and organizational skills. Ability to work independently, an interest in museum education, and an enjoyment of creating order from disorder will be considered a plus.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions to apply online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), Housing Allowance, Travel Stipend
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: This position includes prolonged periods of standing, and will include walking, stair climbing, lifting, bending, and cleaning. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

National Mall and Memorial Parks includes more than a dozen units of the National Park System & more than 100 unique monuments & memorials. There are seven collections under the National Mall including Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The goal of this internship is to make collections available to the public through cataloging objects and digitizing records. Records for newly cataloged and legacy objects will be added to the National Park Service (NPS) Web Catalog. The intern will catalog objects, photograph objects, conduct historical research, and add or update catalog records within the Museum Collections Management System (MCMS) for the National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA) museum collections. The collection is made up of archeological, historical, and natural history objects from various sites and memorials in Washington, DC.

The intern will assist the museum curator with additional tasks as assigned. These include, but are not limited to, rehousing museum objects, conducting annual reporting, routine housekeeping, and transporting museum objects.

Work will be conducted primarily at the Museum Resource Center in Landover, MD, with projects in Washington, DC. A housing and travel stipend will be provided. Some work may be performed remotely. Two 400-hour interns will be hired for this project.

This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit for details and instructions on how to apply.

Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate.  Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.