Interning with the Antiquities Coalition


The Antiquities Coalition internship program provides students with an opportunity to research, write, and develop projects in the field of cultural heritage with an emphasis on archaeology, anthropology, criminology, foreign affairs, and national and international law and governance. Our specialists conduct research on today’s prominent questions concerning all aspects of the illicit trade in cultural heritage and other crimes via art and artifacts

The Antiquities Coalition is an intellectually inspiring environment with thought-provoking scholarship and awareness media. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to policy and scholarly communities while developing professional skills.

All internships are conducted virtually at this time. We regret that we are unable to offer any salary, but are happy to work with your university to coordinate academic credit whenever possible.

Fall Semester: August 25–December 15. Applications open April 1–June 30.
Spring Semester: January 10–May 20. Applications open August 1–October 31.
Summer Semester: May 30–August 15. Applications open January 1–March 31.

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student. Law students may also apply.
  • Experience and/or prior coursework with any relevant subjects, including: international affairs; archaeology; anthropology; economics; government, politics, and policy; security studies; criminology; law; museum studies; regional studies. 
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week during the fall or spring semesters, or a minimum of 20 hours per week during the summer semester.


Programs and Research

  • Support the organization’s programs, including capacity building, convening, outreach, and research programs.
  • Prepare needed reports, memos, presentations, infographics, and other print and electronic materials in accordance with the highest academic and professional standards.
  • Conduct supporting library and online research on cultural racketeering and other relevant topics.
  • Desired skills: research, writing, communication, coordination.


General Advocacy and Outreach

  • Support the organization’s advocacy efforts, including campaigns, outreach, and communications.
  • Prepare and update interactive resources, presentations, infographics, videos, and other materials geared toward our website and social media.
  • Assist with communication to partners and stakeholders.
  • Desired skills: video editing, graphic design, communication.


Think Tank

  • Support the organization’s cultural heritage policy think tank through library and online research.
  • Prepare bibliographies, infographics, briefings, and other print and electronic materials in accordance with the highest academic and professional standards.
  • Support think tank promotional efforts, including author interviews and press releases
  • Desired skills: writing, editing, formatting, research, communication, knowledge of MLA, APA, and Bluebook citation formats.


Financial Crimes Task Force

  • Conduct library and online research on financial crimes, including money laundering, forgery, and fraud, via the art and antiquities trade.
  • Contribute to letters, reports, briefings, and press releases to support Task Force efforts.
  • Desired skills: research, writing, communication, coordination (access to a law library and legal research skills would be a plus).


Please apply using this application form:

No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application submissions via email will not be accepted, and inquiries regarding the status of applications will not be answered.