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Communications and Marketing Intern

The National Archives Communications and Marketing Division publicizes National Archives activities through news releases, public service announcements, and other informational materials; serves as the National Archives liaison to the media; seeks partnerships to promote National Archives programs; produces National Archives publications; and administers and provides content for the National Archives social media sites. Interns will be responsible for coding (using HTML) articles and other files for posting to the National Archives website; writing short articles for the Prologue: Pieces of History blog; producing material for Prologue magazine and other National Archives publications; compiling press clippings; and performing other related duties as assigned.
Students interested in an internship with the Communications and Marketing Division must submit the following:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the internship
  • résumé
  • two letters of recommendation
  • college transcript (official or unofficial)
  • short writing sample

Deadlines:

  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: March 15
  • Fall: July 15

All internship applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Applicants must also be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited college or university. Preference is given to students currently enrolled in programs related to history, politics, journalism, writing or related fields that require strong research and writing skills. Preference will also be given to students who can demonstrate their ability to meet strict deadlines.
Internships are unpaid, and housing is not provided. A security clearance is required. In order to obtain a security clearance, all selected candidates must pass a background check.
All applicants must provide the Communications and Marketing Division with all required documentation no later than the posted deadline for each semester period.

Only email applications will be considered. Please email documents to the attention of the Communications and Marketing Internship Program at: archives.historian@nara.gov

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