About National Endowment for the Arts

Created by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent nonprofit agency of the federal government, whose mission is to provide national recognition and support for artistic projects. Since its founding, it has given out more than 120,000 grants to organizations and artists all over the United States. Some of the endowment's grants have financed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and provided support to legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Dr. Billy Taylor, Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan.

Intern duties include clerical functions, the arts library and internet research, and independent projects are assigned as needed. Interns also have access to resources such as "an extensive arts library, meetings with the advisory panels and the National Council on the Arts."


Open to all college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, grad students and other volunteers.

National Endowment for the Arts

  • Anita Green, Volunteer/Intern Coordinator
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Office of Human Resources, Room 627
  • 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20506
  • Phone: (202) 682-5475


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC