Jobs & Internships

Internship applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Development and Events Internship – Spring 2018

Job Type: Internship (Unpaid)

Location: Washington, DC


Join the Newseum’s development team for an exciting and challenging opportunity! Interns at the Newseum are part of a dynamic work environment and participate in many engaging events and programs at one of the most popular museums in DC. Interns have the opportunity to work closely with a small staff, and are involved in a variety of museum projects.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in planning and executing VIP, donor and member events.
  • Support the membership and donor relations teams with payments and benefits fulfillment.
  • Assist with the production of gift and sponsorship stewardship reports.
  • Conduct research and assist with the organization and storage of prospect and member information.
  • Help maintain an organized and comprehensive data filing, entry and retrieval system.
  • Provide general department support


•     Bachelor's degree or current enrollment in a college or university as an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student.

•     Familiarity with data systems and software programs: Microsoft Office, Raiser's Edge and searching resources (such as Google and Lexis-Nexis).

•     Availability to work some evening events.

•     Coursework and/or demonstrated interest in one or more of these fields: journalism, computer or library science, museum studies, arts or business administration.

•     Interest in fundraising.

•     Ability to meet deadlines.

•     Mature judgment, discretion and professionalism in communicating information and determining reliability of sources.

•     Careful attention to detail and accuracy.

•     Ability to work effectively in a diverse and fast-paced team environment.

Interns must be available to work at least 2-3 days a week, but scheduling is flexible.



Application Process

To apply, please send your resume, a letter of interest and the contact information for two references to:

Newseum Human Resources Department at

Please attach materials as ONE document and label it LastName_FirstName.

For questions, please contact Andrew Sloan at

Application Deadline

December 1, 2017

The Newseum and Newseum Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers.