Applicants for Special Collections internships must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program working towards a degree in library and information science, museum studies, public history, history, or related field. We are accepting applications for Summer 2014 interns. For information on submitting the application and necessary documents please click here.


Volunteers play a vital role in the operation of the Society. Whether providing reference services, processing collections, or serving as docents for the permanent exhibit, the countless hours contributed by members and other volunteers are critical to the continued success of the Society. The Collections Manager maintains a list of particular projects for which the Society seeks additional help; if you have experience as a docent or with reference services and/or cataloging, and would be able to commit eight hours per week, please fill out a volunteer application.

The Society also welcomes volunteers
who can provide staff with administrative support, with a minimum committment of four hours per week. If you would like to help in this capacity, please contact the Society at info@historydc.org.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. • 801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square • Washington, DC 20001 • 202-249-3955 • info@HistoryDC.org