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Fall 2016: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History - Communications Intern

Aug 25, 2016

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

The office of communications and marketing tracks and responds to all incoming media queries; develops strategies for effective proactive information about museum activities; coordinates documentary film crews, approves outside media releases by agencies/donors, approves advertisements promoting exhibitions and public programs and handles any crisis issues.


Among the events that communications and marketing stages are press previews, press conferences, exhibition dedication ceremonies, donation ceremonies (usually involving objects and sometimes celebrity donors) and press luncheons. Coming up this summer we will be preparing for donations, exhibition openings, and doing a lot of filming at the museum.


The office also facilitates all interviews with the director and curators and is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all media, documentary and commercial film crews.


We are a small office with four full time employees and so we rely heavily on interns who generally have projects of their own to promote start to finish. In addition, interns assist the office with daily operations: researching and responding to media and public inquiries, compiling media clips, researching and writing calendar submissions, media advisories and releases and some other things that come up.


To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Laura Duff at