The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is chartered by Congress in part “to foster and increase an informed patriotism of the land in the study of this living memorial to the founders of this Nation and the continuing thread of principles as exemplified by their successors.” To this end we are proud to operate a robust internship program, which offers positions in several areas of our work.

Primarily geared towards undergraduate students, USCHS Interns work in the Society’s offices a minimum of 20 hours per week. Specific work schedules are flexible to accommodate outside academic and work commitments. Interns may receive a monthly stipend.

Application and Session Timelines:

Spring Session – January through April

  • Applications are accepted beginning September 15.
  • Preference is given to applications received by November 15.
  • Note: we are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Session!

Summer Session – May through August

  • Applications are accepted beginning January 15.
  • Preference is given to applications received by March 15.

Fall Session – September through December

  • Applications are accepted beginning May 15.
  • Preference is given to applications received by July 15.

TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP WITH USCHS email your resume and cover letter to Director of Operations & Scholarship Samuel Holliday at with “Internship” in the subject line. In your email, indicate the session for which you are applying and your position preference.

Available Internship Positions include:

  • The Cokie Roberts Communications Internship
    • Focused on history-oriented writing.
    • Interns will work with USCHS Communications staff on projects including press outreach, social media, and website content.
  • Development Internship
    • Focused on individual and corporate giving programs.
    • Interns will work with USCHS Development staff on gift processing, creating invoices and thank you letters for donors, managing the student membership program, researching prospective members and donors, and assisting with outreach to constituents.
  • History Research Internship
    • Focused on academic research and scholarly programming.
    • Interns will work with USCHS Scholarship staff on researching facts for the We, the People calendar, planning and executing scholarly events organizing and executing virtual programming including researching and vetting potential speakers, preparing reports and fact-sheets on Capitol and Congressional history, and assisting with the publication of The Capitol Dome.
  • Marketing Internship
    • Focused on merchandising sales.
    • Interns will work with USCHS Merchandising staff on developing, planning, and executing campaigns; writing copy for social media posts, promotional emails, and other marketing collateral; assisting with the creation of promotional content for eCommerce platforms including Amazon, Shopify, and ETSY; participating in marketing brainstorming sessions; assisting in the management of the USCHS Shop website, catalog, and search engine optimized (SEO) marketing; and tracking data and reporting the results of the marketing and social media initiatives.