Internship applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Job Type: Internship (Unpaid)
Location: Washington, DC
Interns will assist the Education Department with enriching and extending the Newseum experience for learners of all ages by helping plan for, execute, promote and document professional development workshops, classes and programs. They will be required to adhere to Education Department practices and procedures.
Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
• Assist with all aspects of Newseum Education’s social media presence including: creating and posting original content; writing web posts; engaging with followers; and analyzing trends for maximum impact.
• Assist with program preparation by developing and updating activities and materials; conducting outreach to relevant constituents; and serving as a point of contact
• Work with Education staff to identify and build relationships teachers, school districts and educational organizations whose interests align with the Newseum’s First Amendment and media literacy curriculum and programs
• Research potential school and community partners
• Assist with creating, organizing and maintaining resources for Education programs for teachers and other education professionals
• Assist with running programs, include set-up, execution and breakdown
• Track and analyze program participation data
• Data entry and analysis
• Daily office tasks
• Other duties as assigned
• Interest in education, museums, event management or communications
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Experience with the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and HTML
• Skill in Photoshop and Canva is a plus
• Ability to work effectively in a diverse and fast-paced team environment
• Mature judgment, discretion and professionalism in communicating information and determining reliability of sources
• Interns must be available 15-20 hours per week, but scheduling is flexible.
• Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or possess unrestricted work authorization documentation
Please send your resume, a letter of interest and two references to:
Newseum Human Resources Department
Please attach these materials as ONE document or PDF and name it FirstName_LastName.
The Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers.
The mission of the Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives. Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum has seven levels with 15 galleries and 15 theaters. The Newseum also reaches millions of students through its robust offering of on-site classes and workshops. The Newseum is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including its principal funder, the Freedom Forum. For more information, visit newseum.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Freedom Forum Institute is the education and outreach partner of the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. The Institute includes the First Amendment Center, NewseumED and the Religious Freedom Center. The Freedom Forum Institute’s affiliate organizations include the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota; the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi; and the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University. The Freedom Forum Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including its principal funder, the Freedom Forum.