Jobs, Internships & Volunteering Opportunities

Special Events Internships

The Special Events department organizes the National Archives’ 4th of July at the National Archives Celebration, Naturalization Ceremony, Archivist Award Ceremony, exhibition openings, rentals, and private meetings and events. 

Special Events internships offer an excellent opportunity for gaining hands-on experience for students interested in Hospitality and Tourism Administration.  The role of the Special Events Intern is to assist with the coordination of all daily activities by working with and assisting the Special Events Office.  The intern is responsible for helping with:

  • scheduling
  • facilitating
  • writing blogs
  • assisting all events and activities
  • answering office phones and other office administrative work.

Hours: 20 hours a week, minimum.  Must be available for evening events on weekends and Federal Holidays (i.e. July 4).

Students interested in an internship with the Special Events Office 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


  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: July 1

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 event planning, hospitality and tourism, communications

Only email applications will be considered. Please email documents to the attention of the Special Events Office Internship Program at: