National Archives and Records Administration - DC

About National Archives and Records Administration - DC

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. An independent federal agency established in 1934, NARA’s mission is to identify, protect, preserve, and make publicly available the historically valuable records of all three branches of the Federal government. NARA manages the Federal government’s archives, administers a system of Presidential Libraries, operates museums, conducts education and public programs, provides oversight of government-wide records management activities, and provides temporary storage of other agencies’ records on their behalf.

NARA invites undergraduate and graduate level students to submit applications for our voluntary internship programs which provides hands-on opportunities to practice historical thinking skills and work directly with primary sources to learn historical content and explore the holdings of the National Archives.


Education and Public Programs Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“I enjoyed being able to apply what I am learning in classes to real life application and being able to explore a carrer path that I have been interested in for awhile. ”

Outreach Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Washington, DC
“I liked the work and the culture at the National Archives. I really appreciated the fact that I was able to work on a project of importance to me that will undoubtedly have an impact on the organization. I also liked the cheeriness of the people who worked at the Archives. All of it made for a genuinely exciting and interesting experience.”
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