Administrative Special Projects Intern


The International Spy Museum (SPY) is a private nonprofit museum dedicated to educating the public about the world of espionage and intelligence through exhibits, educational programs, special events, and public outreach. 

The Administrative Special Projects Intern will work as a research lead to the executive team and will assist with the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) process component for Museum department policies and procedures. This contracted position works closely with the Executive department to (1) develop the intern’s capacity to undertake research and (2) to increase the intern’s knowledge of nonprofit business modeling and operations. 


Working closely with the Executive team, this work will focus on the following project and deliverables:

EOS Process Component

  • Becoming familiar with the EOS Model to simplify the Spy Museum’s operating systems and growth potential. 
  • Identifying and documenting the core processes that define the Spy Museum workflow. 
  • Compiling and streamlining Spy Museum files and procedures.
  • Communicating with department representatives and scheduling meetings.  
  • Duties may include locating, listing, and documenting standard operating procedures into an organized template and providing recommendations to department staff.

Education Requirement

  • This internship is open to anyone currently pursuing their post-secondary pathway, including undergraduates, graduate students, and persons seeking a professional certificate or an associate degree.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Identify as:

  • Having a strong interest in business, finance, or nonprofit administration.
  • Having an interest in research and organization.
  • Dependable, responsible, and self-motivated. 
  • Professional and approaches challenges with a positive attitude.
  • An effective communicator who enjoys working in a team environment but can also easily tackle independent projects. 

Hours and Compensation

  • Fall Internship - Interns should complete no fewer than 240 hours over the duration of the internship. Weekly hours and schedule will be determined based on department need and the student’s academic schedule. 
  • This is an unpaid internship 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 this internship. 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. 

How to apply:

For consideration, please complete the Administrative Special Projects Intern Application form and submit application materials to This internship requires a resume, letter of interest, and one letter of recommendation to be submitted.

Deadline extended until Monday, September 27.

*Subject to Adjustment by Mutual Agreement