Spy Museum Internships

Participating in a Spy Museum Internship is a great way to gain professional experience in the museum field, practice specialized skills, and learn from mentors with a variety of backgrounds. Spy Museum Interns play a critical role  in the operations of many different departments. Internship opportunities are available in the fall, spring, and summer depending on department needs.

Spy Museum Internships may be open to individuals currently pursuing their post-secondary pathway, including undergraduates, graduate students, and persons seeking a professional certificate or an associate degree. Please see specific department position descriptions for pre-requisites specific to the position. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and perspectives who are interested in working for a mission-driven nonprofit committed to education and access.

Spy Museum Interns are paid a DC hourly minimum wage. The internship does not entitle, nor guarantee, the intern employment at the conclusion of the internship. The International Spy Museum offers academic credit for all internships. The Museum will work with the intern to complete all necessary forms to receive credit, but the intern is responsible for making all appropriate arrangements with their school.

Other Internship Benefits:

  • Complimentary admission to the Museum (and two free guest passes)
  • 20% discount at the Spy Store
  • Professional development workshops, trainings, mentorship
  • Access to SPY programs and lending library

Internship Opportunities

2024 Fall Internship opportunities will be posted later in July.


Email us at internships@spymuseum.org.