Museum of the Bible supports the professional development of college and university students by playing an integral role in experiential learning. The internship program offers positions to students of various academic backgrounds and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while also exploring the different careers available in the museum field. Our goal is to partner with colleges and universities to promote professional development through unique learning opportunities and to match students based on their professional interests and assist them in building specialized skills. Each intern will be mentored by a staff member throughout their placement.
Museum of the Bible offers a variety of internships to students and recent graduates at our museum in Washington, DC, and at our offices in Oklahoma City, OK. Not all of the internships may be offered every semester. Please check the careers page on Museum of the Bible's website to see which internships are offered for the upcoming semester and to find a detailed position description of the internship. You may apply to more than one internship.
HOW TO APPLY:
Students should begin the application process by visiting the careers webpage on the Museum of the Bible website to view upcoming internship opportunities. Students must submit all application materials through the application process on the Museum of the Bible web portal. We recommend having someone review your application before submitting it. Applications will be reviewed by Museum of the Bible staff to select students for each internship placement. A deadline to apply for the program will be set approximately two (2) months before the internship begins.
Required application documents:
- Transcript (official or unofficial)
- Letter of interest
- 2 letters of recommendation (1 professional, 1 personal)
* You must submit ALL application materials to be considered for the internship(s).
*While there are only two areas to upload all application materials, you may include transcripts and letters of recommendation in one document with either your résumé or letter of interest.
Internship Application Deadlines for School Year 2023–2024:
- Fall 2023: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
- Spring 2024: Sunday, November 19, 2023
- Summer 2024: Sunday, February 18, 2024
- Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in college-level courses (minimum 18 years old) or a recent graduate
- Commitment to a 10- to 12-week placement—hours and duration of internship will depend on the requirements of the university as well as the scope of the projects the intern will be working at Museum of the Bible. The minimum number of hours to be worked per week is eight (8). The maximum number of hours that can be worked per week is 40.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
- Please see the internship posting on the careers webpage for additional qualifications
Internships are unpaid. However, students may gain academic credit for their internship hours. Museum of the Bible can make arrangements with each intern to ensure that he/she is meeting their university’s requirements. The intern is responsible for providing the appropriate paperwork from their university. Please consult your university’s career services center for more information regarding internship accreditation. You may also check to see if your university offers any type of assistance to students for unpaid internships.
Museum of the Bible will reach out by email to candidates who are being considered for the internship. Typically, interviews are conducted in person; however, some interviews can be scheduled virtually.