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.


  • Email your resume and cover letter to Caren Cannon at with “Internship” in the subject line.
  • In your email, indicate the session for which you are applying and your position preference.


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.

Civics Education Internship

Focused on civics education programming and resources.
Interns will work with Education staff to research, plan, and implement civics education resources for the We the People Hub, Capitol Kids webinars, and in-person events; will also assist staff in coordinating partner organizations for the We the People Constitution Tour and Field Study during the fall and winter. 

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

Application and Session Timelines:

Spring Session – January through April

  • Applications are accepted beginning September 15.
  • Preference is given to applications received by November 15.


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.

The Society is committed to equal opportunity, fairness, and inclusivity. We welcome applications from women, disabled individuals, LGBTQ+, and candidates from Black, Asian, Latino, and minority ethnic groups.