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[MULTIPLE POSITIONS!] Paid Internship, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC


Are you looking for a paid summer internship? Consider the National Geographic Society’s Library & Archives, where you can gain valuable work experience, learn how a small, non-profit special library and archives operate, and get a look behind the scenes at one of the world’s most respected and recognized organizations.

The Library & Archives maintain and preserve collections—electronic resources, books, periodicals, photos, film, maps, manuscripts, and rare books—used to support research, encourage discovery, and promote awareness of the Society’s contributions to science, exploration, cartography, photography, filmmaking, publishing, and geography education. We primarily serve National Geographic staff, but we also work with grantees, outside scholars, the educational community, and others.

We are offering three paid internships for summer, 2022, open to students enrolled in an accredited, U.S.-based college or university and currently pursuing a degree in library science, information science, archival processing/cataloging, archival management, museum studies, or a related field. 

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2022, and offers will go out by April 10. All internships run June 8 – Aug. 3 for 40 hours per week.

National Geographic will provide housing and travel to and from Washington, D.C. for this year’s program.

The internship program will be in person at our Washington, D.C. headquarters for the first four weeks, utilizing a hybrid model 𑁋 three days in the office and two days working remotely at Society-provided housing. In the final four weeks of the program, interns will have the option of working remotely 100% of the time from Society-provided housing or continuing in a hybrid format.

More information about the program is available at

About National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

For over 130 years, we’ve funded groundbreaking scientists and explorers and shared their findings with the world. To date, we’ve given out more than 15,000 grants to scientists and conservationists whose work is making a significant difference in the world. We sponsored Hiram Bingham as he brought back stories from Machu Picchu, documented Robert Ballard’s quest to find Titanic, and supported Jane Goodall’s study of chimpanzee behavior. We support critical projects like the Big Cats Initiative, which has funded more than 120 innovative projects to protect big cat species in 28 countries, and Pristine Seas, which has helped protect more than 6 million square kilometers of the ocean’s last wild places.

And with our planet’s future at stake, we’re focused on the guardians of that future: our children. Our education programs give teachers the tools they need to engage students of all ages, reveal our interconnected world, and inspire new generations of responsible citizens, explorers, and changemakers.

How to apply:

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2022, and offers will go out by April 10. To apply, visit the links below:

Film and Media Archive
Library Cataloging and Collections
Digital Preservation Initiative