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Museum Curation & Archival WorkACM Intern

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 bonds.”
    • 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 national artifacts.
  • The National Portrait Gallery – Smithsonian museum presenting portraits of people who have shaped American history and culture.
  • 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.
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