National Endowment for the Arts Research Internship

Volunteer Internship Opportunities in Research & Analysis
Graduate students and other volunteers who would like to gain work experience in research and analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts are invited to apply for an internship. Interns are accepted throughout the year in the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis on a non-paid basis.
Research into the value and impact of the arts is a core function of the NEA. Through accurate, relevant, and timely analyses and reports, the NEA reveals the conditions and characteristics of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts on our everyday lives. In addition to receiving an overview of NEA activities across the country, interns support the NEA’s Research: Art Works grant program, evaluations of NEA programs and initiatives, and research on wide variety of topics, including artists in the workforce, arts and health, and the economic impact of the arts. Some interns also pursue an independent study as part of their internship experience. Past interns with the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis have gone on to positions within arts and cultural organizations, research jobs within other sectors, and advanced graduate training.
Interested individuals should send a resumé and cover letter detailing the time period they will be available (including days of the week, if not available for five days), interest areas, and whether they will be earning academic credit. Previous experience in social sciences research, statistics, and/or research in the arts should be described.
Letters of recommendation, references, and college transcripts are suggested, but not required.
To ensure sufficient time for proper consideration of your application, please send materials at least four to six weeks before the desired start date for the internship to:
Office of Human Resources
National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Moore, Deputy Director, Research & Analysis, at

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