Youth Education 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. Our Programs department seeks an intern to work alongside staff to create a digital classroom offering for schools and families relating to Cold War history that can benefit students seeking support for their National History Day (NHD) projects. 

The Youth Education Intern will work as the digital assets lead for SPY’s launch of their digital classroom project. This contracted position works closely with the Programs department to (1) compile and organize educational Museum resources for teachers, parents, and students to use. 


This work will focus on the following project and deliverables:

Digital Classroom

  • Compile existing digital resources including SpyCast podcast episodes, Spy Museum YouTube videos of unique programs and speakers, and digitally available lesson plans and classroom resources developed by Spy Museum staff. 
  • Organize links to resources from the Spy Museum and Pritzker Military Museum & Library that can benefit students seeking support for their National History Day projects, particularly as they relate to Cold War history.
  • Works in conjunction with Communications department to ensure that digital assets are properly updated to website landing page. 

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.
  • Applicants pursuing a degree in museum education, secondary education, library sciences, or history preferred. 

Our Ideal Candidate Will Identify as:

  • Dependable, responsible, and self-motivated. 
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Having a strong interest in history. 
  • 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. 
  • Digital asset management experience a plus.

Hours and Compensation

  • Fall Internship - Interns should complete no fewer than 150 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 Youth Education Intern Application form and submit application materials to internships@spymuseum.orgThis 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