The Center for Legislative Archives

How to Apply for an Internship
with the Center for Legislative Archives

Students interested in an internship with the Center for Legislative Archives must submit the following:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the internship (please specify whether you are applying for the public outreach internship, archival internship, or both)
  • résumé
  • two letters of recommendation
  • college transcript (official or unofficial)
  • 10-15 page writing sample (for the public outreach internship only)

Deadlines:

  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: August 1

Please submit your application materials at least 6-8 weeks prior to your proposed start date. Given heightened security procedures for federal mail entering Washington DC, unexpected delays may occur in mail delivery. To ensure timely arrival of your application we encourage you to submit your application by email (preferred), fax, or mail with guaranteed delivery (by certified mail or by private carriers such as UPS or Federal Express). Letters of recommendation may be emailed (preferred), faxed, or mailed to the Intern Coordinator directly by your references. Please keep in mind that your application will not be considered complete until both letters of recommendation have been received.

Applications and questions may be directed to:

Intern Coordinator
Center for Legislative Archives, Room 8E
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20408-0001

Phone: 202-357-5350
Fax: 202-357-5911

E-mail:   legislative.interns@nara.gov

The Center for Legislative Archives >

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

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