The Museum of the American Revolution offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking job experience and continued education. Applications are welcome from applicants who:

  • have completed at least their sophomore year of college by the end of the Fall 2017 semester;
  • are currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, or have graduated within 2017;
  • have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Internship programs will vary each semester on an as-needed basis. For more information on future internships, please check the website closer to the semester you wish to apply for to see which programs will be offered.

Spring 2018 Internship Semester

All internship positions have been filled at this time. Please check back in the beginning of 2018 for more information on Summer 2018 internships.


  • Stipend (paid at the completion of a successful internship)
  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Discounts at the Museum store and café
  • Training opportunities

What you can expect from a Museum of the American Revolution Internship:

  • Work with experts in their field
  • Engage in meaningful work
  • Gain valuable job experience
  • Opportunity to apply studies into real life

How to Apply

  • Please submit the MoAR internship application, a cover letter, resume, two references, and a transcript to the Museum website, by December 8th.
  • Only applications with all required documents submitted by the deadline will be considered.
  • Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application or sent separately to, before the deadline date.

Criminal Background Clearances

All applicants must be willing to complete the required background checks as listed below. The Museum covers all fees pertaining to background checks.

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Federal Criminal History Clearance (requiring fingerprints)

Internship Application

You may only apply for one internship position. 

Please list your availability Monday through Friday.

Required Documents

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Please list the languages and your proficiency level.

I certify that all answers given by me are true, accurate and complete. I understand that the falsification, misrepresentation, or omission of fact on this application (or any other accompanying documents) will be cause for denial of internship opportunities, or dismissal from internship work regardless of when or how discovered.

Frequently Asked Questions

How and when will I know whether I’ve been selected for an interview?

Applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted by December, via e-mail or phone to schedule a date with one of the Museum’s Internship Coordinators. Interviews may be conducted in person for those in close proximity to the Museum or over the phone or Skype for applicants outside the Philadelphia area. We let all applicants know the final status of their applications about six weeks after the application deadline.

Do I need to submit official transcripts?

No; the Museum accepts both official and unofficial transcripts. 

Can I mail you my application materials?

Applications must be submitted through our website. If needed, you may submit letters of recommendation separately by emailing them to, by the application due date.  

What should be included as part of my application package?

See the “How to Apply” section above. Additional information can be found in the application form. Having all documents submitted as a single file is preferred.

What if the person writing my letter of recommendation wants to send it separately?

They can send the letter directly to the Museum; make a note in your application that your letter of recommendation will be submitted separately

What are the eligibility requirements for the Museum’s Internship Program?

The Museum accepts applications from undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year prior to the start of the internship as well as from students currently enrolled in a graduate program. The Museum also accepts recent graduates, provided they have graduated within the same calendar year as the Internship Program. All students must maintain or have maintained a grade point average of at least a 3.0.

Are there any specific requirements?

Depending on the department the internship is with, there are varying requirements including number of hours, specific skills, and educational qualifications such as having completed a certain number of years or credits. Please see the job description of your program of interest for more information.

If I am selected, may I receive course credit for my participation?

Yes, interns can receive course credit so long as they make arrangements with their respective colleges and universities.

Will I receive notification on whether my application materials have been received?

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt via email once you have accurately submitted the online application and uploaded your material.

Is housing or transportation available for interns?

No; interns are responsible for making their own housing and transportation arrangements.

Will I be able to work at the Museum after an internship?

Employment at the Museum is not guaranteed to interns following the completion of their internship program. Interns are welcome to apply to be considered for any available positions.