Are you a college student interested in gaining work experience? We offer internships, paid and unpaid, throughout the year in a wide array of disciplines.

You'll learn from knowledgeable mentors in a variety of fields, from curatorial research to administration, all in the dynamic atmosphere of Washington, DC. You'll work with distinguished scholars, accomplished professionals, and iconic artifacts in an immersive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself.

Our interns are required to be high school graduates and must be enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university.

Summer Internship Program

Our structured summer internship program provides firsthand experience working in a museum. It's a great introduction to museum work or an opportunity to expand on previous experience. Our 10-week program provides unique professional development opportunities and enrichment activities.

Learn more about interning with us this summer >

Other Internship Opportunities

We also offer paid and unpaid internships outside of the summer semester. To inquire about an internship in the fall, winter, or spring, please email We have offered internships in areas such aviation or space history, planetary science, collections management, digital experience, exhibit and graphic design, communications, budget and finance, or education, and more. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply.