About the NEA

Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students and other volunteers who would like to gain work experience at the National Endowment for the Arts are invited to apply for NEA Internships. Interns are accepted throughout the year in many of the Arts Endowment's offices on a non-paid basis. This internship offers a national overview of arts activities across the country. Interns work in assisting the staff with a variety of tasks related to the process of awarding Federal grants. A variety of resources are available for participants of the NEA Internship Program such as: meetings of advisory panels and the National Council on the Arts.

If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter detailing the time period you will be available (including days of the week, if you will not be available for five days), your interest areas and whether you will be earning academic credit. Please indicate your experience and typing ability. Letters of recommendation, references, and college transcripts are suggested, but not required.

To ensure sufficient time for proper consideration of your application, please send materials at least four to six weeks before the date you wish to begin your internship to:

Office of Human Resources
National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
greena@arts.gov

If you have any questions, please call Anita Green, Volunteer/Intern Coordinator at (202) 682-5472 or greena@arts.gov. We look forward to receiving your application