About the Internship Program

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 local 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 the financing of terrorism.  The Antiquities Coalition is an intellectually inspiring environment with thought-provoking scholarship and awareness media. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to Washington’s policy and scholarly communities while developing professional skills. Internships are available during the fall and spring semesters, as well as the summer.

The Antiquities Coalition typically offers three types of internships:

  • Research internship
  • Policy internship with the Antiquities Coalition Think Tank
  • Communications internship



How to Apply

We welcome applications from both undergraduate and graduate students; studying a wide range of relevant subjects including international affairs; government, politics, and policy; security studies; criminology; law; regional studies; etc. During the academic year, we look for a commitment of 10 hours per week; during the summer, we look for a commitment of 20 hours per week. We regret that we are unable to offer any salary, but are happy to work with your university to get academic credit, whenever possible.

To apply for an internship at the Antiquities Coalition, or to learn more about the internship program, please email with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (3-5 pages for Research and Policy internships; 2 pages of social media-type posts and/or blog posts for Communications internships)