National Archives at Philadelphia

Intern Opportunities

We are not accepting internship applications at this time.


Our goal is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a meaningful and realistic work experience that will be beneficial to both students and our organization. We have opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines including archival science, library science, social sciences, and humanities. On average, interns work approximately 10-25 hours a week during our normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. All interns complete a Volunteer and Intern Application and when accepted, undergo a thorough background check. All interns must be American citizens.


Metadata and Digitization Internship:

Interns work with staff to digitize and describe original archival materials. Tasks include scanning, creating metadata, editing metadata created by others, and quality checking records and image files. In addition, the intern may contribute to social media. Ideal candidates will have a background in archives, be self-motivated and deadline-oriented, and have a demonstrated interest in digitization, digital humanities, and facilitating access to archival records.


How to Apply

Students interested in participating in the National Archives at Philadelphia’s unpaid internship program should submit the following items:

Please read these Tips For Internship Applicants

Submit your application by sending the required documents to with subject title “[First & Last Name]: Application for [Internship Type] Internship.”

For more information, contact the Intern Coordinator:
National Archives at Philadelphia
14700 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154
P: (215) 305-2044