USCHS Interns

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. Internship descriptions below reflect the breadth of potential responsibilities and tasks, and some major events and initiatives require support from all Society personnel (including interns assigned to other primary roles); actual assignments may vary. Interns may receive a monthly stipend. 

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History Research Internship

Focused on proactive and relevant academic research on Capitol/Congressional history.

Assist with scheduling, researching, and developing scholarly programming for a public audience and USCHS members. 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 factsheets on Capitol and Congressional history, and assisting with the publication of The Capitol Dome. Opportunities to learn, deliver, and assist in scheduling of Capitol/congressional history as part of our historic tour programming.

Internship Opportunities

Application and Session Timelines:

Spring Session – January through April 

- Applications are accepted beginning September 1. 
- Preference is given to applications received by November 1. 

Summer Session – May through August 

- Applications for the Summer Session are closed. 

Fall Session – September through December 

- Applications are accepted beginning May 1. 
- Preference is given to applications received by July 1. 

Apply Now!

If you are interested in applying for an internship position with USCHS, please follow the guidelines below or contact us for more information.

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

The Society is committed to equal opportunity, fairness, and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage intern applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, or disability. We particularly encourage people of color/minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and people living with disabilities to apply.