Internship at U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Position Available: Intern

Vacancy Announcement Number: N/A

Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: December 31, 2015

Salary Level/Range: Unpaid

Proposed Starting Date: February 2016

End date: Late May 2016


The Office of the Historian seeks a library science graduate student intern for a photo archives research and outreach project. This Spring 2016 semester internship will provide archival experience for a motivated student in the library science, archives, and cultural heritage management field.

The intern will assist the staff with:

 archival research in local photographic collections

 identification of photographic subjects and historic photographic techniques

 social media outreach

 day-to-day office operations

 other special projects as assigned

The intern must be highly motivated, collaborative, and possess excellent research and computer skills. The ideal candidate will have research experience, an interest in archives and visual materials, and good writing and outreach skills.


The Office is seeking an intern willing to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. The hours and days are flexible, and we are also willing to accommodate more hours per work if needed to fulfill credit requirements at the intern’s college or university.


The Office of the Historian works closely with the Office of Art and Archives to research and collect more than 200 years of U.S. House of Representatives history in the form of documents, artifacts, biographical information, historical analysis, and artwork, providing a variety of services concerning historical publications, the House Collection, and the records of the House. The Office of Art and Archives also processes the records of the House and oversees their eventual safe transfer to the National Archives, helps House committees and officers identify records for permanent retention, and provides records management advice to Members for their congressional papers.


Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample or finding aid to or fax to 202-226-4635. Please save documents as a PDF, and include “Archives Photo Internship Spring 2016” in the subject line of the email.