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 online, on-site and off-site. 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: researching topics in the Newseum archives; posting original content; writing blog posts; monitoring current events and retweeting relevant posts; engaging with followers; and analyzing trends for maximum impact.
• Assist with Newseum education department programs and online resources by developing and updating activities, conducting outreach to relevant constituents and coordinating logistics
• Research potential school and community partners and suggest programming ideas for collaboration
• Work with the Education Director and Outreach Coordinator to identify, develop and sustain partnerships with teachers, school districts and educational organizations that align with the Newseum’s First Amendment and media literacy curriculum and programs
• Assist with creating, organizing and maintaining resources for Education programming, including professional development workshops
• Data entry and analysis
• Daily office tasks
• Other duties as assigned
• Interest in education, museums, marketing or communications
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong background in creating content for social media
• Experience with the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Photoshop or Canva
• Skill in HTML, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker and Lightbox 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.
Please send your resume, a letter of interest, two references, a portfolio and/or samples of work 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.