Marketing & Communications Department Summer 2020 Internship, Senator John Heinz History Center


The Senator John Heinz History Center, a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in Pennsylvania, is currently seeking creative, motivated, and outgoing applicants for its Summer 2020 internship in the museum’s Marketing & Communications Department.

The successful intern candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team of communications professionals who plan and implement marketing initiatives for the History Center and its museum system, which includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, and the Fort Pitt Museum.

Description of duties

The intern will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Department to help promote exhibits, public programs, and educational content. Duties and learning opportunities may include: assisting with media list development; media monitoring and clipping; marketing research; direct marketing; traditional media relations; professional writing; writing for social media and the web; copyediting; social media content and strategy; website management; and proactive idea development.


Qualified intern applicants should be in their sophomore, junior, or senior years and pursuing a degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field. Specific interest in history and prior internship experience is a plus.


Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 20-25 hours (typically three full workdays) per week.

Please note: this internship is unpaid and for credit only.

Application Process

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to:

Sarah Reck
Senior Digital Marketing Manager