Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, seeks talented and energetic interns in each of our three departments.

The Museum
The museum staff develops and installs both temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as preserves and catalogs the Library’s collection of priceless artifacts. Interns will work closely with staff to maintain collections records, store museum items, assist in preparing, installing, and removing exhibits, answer the public’s questions about the museum’s collection, and undertake research projects pertaining to public programming and exhibitions. For more information, contact Nixon@nara.gov

The Education Department 
The education staff oversees school tours, develops innovative educational resources for both the web and museum visitors, coordinates public events, and works closely with teachers and school districts to create curriculum and programming. Interns lead school tours, conduct research, develop educational materials, and assist with programs. For more information, contact NixonEducation@nara.gov.

The Archive
The archival staff is responsible for processing, preserving and making available to the public the documents, photographs, and tapes from the life and times of President Nixon. Interns work directly with either textual or audio visual archivists on a variety of different preservation, digitization and reference projects. For more information, contact Nixon@nara.gov

Spaces are limited and internships are awarded on a rolling semester-by-semester basis by a competitive process.

To apply for an archival or curatorial position, send a resume and cover letter by email or U.S. Postal Service to

    Ira Pemstein
    Internship Coordinator
    Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
    ira.pemstein@nara.gov

To work with the education department, send a resume and cover letter by email or U.S. Postal Service to

    Mindy Farmer
    Education Specialist
    Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
    mindy.farmer@nara.gov

Volunteer Opportunities

As one of only twelve Presidential Libraries in the country, we offer some unique and interesting volunteer opportunities. Volunteers play a vital role in maintaining the library and furthering our mission.

To learn more, download our volunteer brochure.

To apply, contact volunteer coordinator Ira Pemstein at (714) 983-9133 or ira.pemstein@nara.gov and complete the Volunteer Application.

You may also wish to contact the independent Docents Guild. To join, please call (714) 364-1168.