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Office of Communications Internship


The Office of Communications at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) seeks part- or full- time interns to assist with work on publications and media relations. Work will be focused on, but not limited to, museum and library programs funded by IMLS. The intern may design a flexible schedule around classes, with a minimum commitment of 10-20 hours a week. The position is unpaid but will generate clips and build resumes.

The intern should be a strong writer who pays careful attention to detail and deadlines. Duties include but are not limited to writing, editing, and disseminating information in the form of press releases, feature stories (profiles/case studies/success stories), and Web content. Interns may also help plan and execute special events and press briefings. An energetic go-getter will fit well in this fast-paced office.

The position is being extended to bachelor and graduate degree candidates in media studies, journalism, and public affairs programs. We will cooperate in arrangements for school credit wherever possible.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter and a resume by the date below:

Fall Internship – September 30
Spring Internship – December 15
Summer Internship – May 15

Please forward the materials to:

Director Office of Communications
Institute of Museum and Library Services
955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC, 20024-2135 - Please put "Internship Application" in the subject line.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a year-round internship program.

Content last reviewed on
October 3, 2017