Join our energetic and passionate team at the National Archives Foundation!

As the independent nonprofit that serves as the National Archives’ private-sector partner in the support of exhibitions, educational initiatives and public programs, your work with the Foundation will contribute to our mission to educate, enrich, and inspire a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage through the records held in trust by the National Archives.

For twenty-three years, the Foundation’s support has made possible the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC and national efforts, which include: the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the David M. Rubenstein Gallery and its “Records of Rights” exhibition, the “Public Vaults” exhibition, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, the William G. McGowan, Boeing Learning Center, the DocsTeach website, as well as regional and national advertising and marketing campaigns.

The Foundation offers opportunities for employment and internships with a competitive benefits package. Job postings are updated regularly. We welcome applications and inquiries.

Open positions:

Interested in an internship? We are always looking for candidates for communications, development, and special events interns. Send your resume and a cover letter to to be considered on a rolling basis.

Development Intern

Join the National Archives Foundation team as our Development Intern! The position supports the National Archives by assisting with fundraising and special events projects produced by the National Archives Foundation.  The intern will gain an overview of nonprofit management, fundraising, membership programs, and events.

Essential Job Functions:

- Conduct special tours of major exhibits at the National Archives for donors and supporters

- Assist with special events including Archives Sleepovers, major donors events, the Annual Gala, and the Annual 4th of July Celebrations (ability to work evening and weekend hours preferred)

- Provide administrative support to the Development Team.  Daily tasks will include:

  • - Data entry using the Raiser’s Edge database (no prior experience necessary)
  • - Preparing and assembling mailings using mail merges
  • - Conducting research into prospective supporters
  • - Preparing supporter and prospect background guides
  • - Drafting social media posts and letter/email content
  • - Compiling marketing materials and benefits fulfillment packages

Qualifications and Requirements:

We are looking for organized individuals who have a proven ability to multitask and meet deadlines.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, writing, and customer service skills with a strong interest in American history, civic engagement, and/or museums.  Previous experience using relationship-based databases is preferred but not required.

This position will be full-time during regular business hours at an hourly rate of $10.50 per hour, up to 40 hours per week including some night and weekend commitments.  The intern term will last one semester with the option to extend for an additional semester.

How to apply:

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Laura Giroux, Director of Membership and Individual Giving

References will not be contacted until candidate is a finalist. EOE. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No calls please.

Seasonal Sales Associate

The myArchives Store seeks Seasonal Sales Associates for our busy Spring and Summer season. Job duties will include assisting visitors in the store, answering questions about our exhibits and the National Archives, processing cash and credit card transactions at the registers, restocking merchandise, and assisting shop management with various projects and evening events.

We are looking for individuals who are able to work 16-24 hours a week. Working weekends and holidays is a requirement. Ideal candidates should have exceptional customer service skills, be familiar with the Washington, DC area and its tourist attractions, and possess an attention to detail.

A year of retail and/or cash handling experience is required. Experience with a non-profit organization and an interest in American History or genealogy is helpful, but not a requirement.

The National Archives receives nearly one million visitors a year to view the foundations of our nation’s history-the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights-on permanent display year round. The myArchives Store is located in the National Archives building on Pennsylvania Avenue and is convenient to several Metro stations and multiple bus routes.

How to apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and past work or academic references to:

References will not be contacted until candidate is a finalist. EOE. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No calls please.