Internship Opportunities

Museum Theatre Project Intern

In March 2019, the National Constitution Center will open the first permanent exhibit and gallery devoted to the constitutional legacy of the Civil War. To complement the exhibit, the Center will create a 20-30 minute independent theatrical piece which will premiere in late June/ early July 2019. This original theater piece will illuminate the exhibit’s content and enrich the experience of both exhibit and general-museum visitors.

The exhibit will be organized into three chronological sections: Building to Crisis, The Civil War, and Reconstruction. The theater piece will focus specifically on Reconstruction and the passage of the 14th Amendment —how it came to be, it’s meaning, and its impact. The piece will explore the history of slavery from the drafting of the Constitution through the Antebellum era, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, illuminating themes of freedom, equality, and citizenship that remain relevant today.  The piece will also develop new ways to teach with primary sources and to incorporate primary sources into theater.

A huge part of the second phase of this theatre project, which will begin in July/August once the piece is open, is the creation of online education components (including lesson plans, video clips, audio elements, partner resources and other educational materials) which will be utilized to make the onsite work of the theatre piece accessible to classrooms nationwide, allowing educators to have resources for engaging their students with the work right in their own rooms.  

Group Sales Department Intern

The Group Sales Department Intern will be responsible for assisting the Group Sales Team with a variety of tasks including new client research, database clean up and organization, confirmation calls and emails to groups visiting the museum, customer evaluation distribution and other related duties as necessary to enhance the group visitor experience at the museum.  Manage, update and expand group sales database of prospective customers in accordance with group sales and marketing efforts in order to maintain and improve customer satisfaction. Applicants interested in museum sales and marketing and/or tourism and hospitality are encouraged to apply. 

Visitor Experience and Education Intern

The Visitor Experience and Education Intern will work with the Director of Visitor Experience, the Museum Programs Manager, and the Training Manager to support and enhance the museum’s visitor programming, including daily programs, civic holidays, and Scout Days.  The Intern will also work with the Director of Education, who focuses on educator resources and maintaining relationships with teachers, on a variety of assignments including clerical assistance, inventory, copyediting, and assisting with participants during events such as National History Day. 

Legal Studies Intern

Legal Studies interns have the opportunity to engage with the National Constitution Center’s scholarly research and writing. This internship is a great opportunity for students who are enthusiastic about American history and constitutional theory.

Public Relations Intern

The Public Relations Intern will work with the Center’s Communications and Marketing team, specializing in Public Relations related projects and day-to-day tasks designed to provide broad exposure to the PR field. The PR intern will learn to use media monitoring services and will have the opportunity to gain media relations experience.

Museum Theatre Programs Intern

This internship in Museum Theatre Programs is designed to serve as an educational internship where students will learn the procedures, skills, and knowledge necessary to run a professional theatre program in a museum setting. The intern will serve as an integral part of the Theatre Programs team and will focus heavily on administrative and production office skills to be honed during the development and workshop of new theatrical piece.  Through the internship, the intern will gain an understanding of the relationship between multiple museum departments and how the Theatre Programs department contributes to the mission of the National Constitution Center, expand interpersonal skills, and learn valuable professional practices in both theatre and museum settings.

Marketing Intern

The Marketing intern will be provided the opportunity to engage and assist in critical projects and tasks involved in the day-to-day operations of the department. Responsibilities include data analysis, brochure distribution, design project management, and more. This experience is designed to leave the intern with applicable marketing skills that they can implement in their professional career.

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