Museum Curation & Archival Work
Our options are not limited to the internships listed below. Organizations listed
reflect sites where WCSC has recently placed students or those that are currently
looking for interns. Please feel free to do your own research and do not hesitate
to contact WCSC for further opportunities.
- Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – small museum whose goal is to look at “social issues impacting diverse populations
of the DC metropolitan area to promote mutual understanding and strengthen community
- Past students have worked with Smithsonian curators and researchers on exhibits pertaining
to the history and culture of the Anacostia Neighborhood of Southeast DC.
- The National Museum of American History – Smithsonian museum looking at the complex histories of the United States and collecting
- The National Portrait Gallery – Smithsonian museum presenting portraits of people who have shaped American history
- National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument – located in a house built c. 1800, this historic building is now home to the National
Woman’s Party (NWP) and the museum it houses tells the story and collects artifacts
from the women’s suffrage movement in the US.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts – highlights art created by women and the roles these artists have played in shaping
arts scenes across various time periods and cultures.
- Historical Society of Washington, DC – aims to preserve and present the stories and cultural undertones of the city of
DC through educational programs, exhibits, and publications.
- Folger Shakespeare Library – a library containing the largest collection of Shakespeare artifacts and manuscripts
in the world. Interns can also work in the theatre.