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 and development of spy programs, events, and offerings. Internship opportunities are available in the fall, spring, and summer depending on department need.

Most Spy Museum Internships are open to anyone 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 additional pre-requisites. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and perspectives who are interested in working for a mission-driven nonprofit committed to education and access.  

At this time, Spy Museum Internships are unpaid with no expectation of compensation. 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, mentor matching, and lunch with Museum leadership 
  • Access to SPY programs and lending library
  • Invitations to special intern social events and networking events

Available Internships

The application period for our Summer 2022 internships is now open. Please see below for available internships.

Reference Library Intern

The Reference Library Intern will assist with cataloging, arrangement, and assessment of our library materials, including both new acquisitions and the existing collection. This contracted position works closely with the Collections Manager/Registrar to improve staff access to The Spy Museum’s large collection of reference books, periodicals, manuscripts, and A/V materials, and facilitate the collection’s continued growth.

SpyCast Internship

The SpyCast Intern will work as a research assistant to the Historian & Curator and will assist with the SpyCast podcast, publications, and other ancillary research and administrative functions. This contracted position works closely with the Historian & Curator to (1) develop the intern’s capacity to undertake research and podcast production and (2) to increase the intern’s knowledge of history and international relations through the lens of intelligence and espionage.