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This is a list of all the current internship opportunities at the Smithsonian, sorted by unit. Use this list to get a better sense about where you might like to pursue an internship at the Smithsonian, click the links to dig deeper.  You can also view all of the Smithsonian’s internships with their deadlines by clicking here.

 

Smithsonian-Wide (SI)

These are centrally funded opportunities that place interns throughout the Smithsonian…click the links to find out how each program works.

General Smithsonian Internship Pool

 

 

The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately. However, given the competitive nature of our programs, if you have a broad interest in the Smithsonian, and want to increase your chances of landing an internship, we encourage you to also apply to the General Smithsonian Internship Pool. Smithsonian units who have unfilled mentor-guided learning opportunities may recruit from applicants that select the general pool option. Applications to this program will not be considered for a specific internship program offered at a museum or unit, but may be considered for opportunities that become vacant at various units across the Institution generally. If you are selected for this internship, a Smithsonian unit will reach out to you to gauge your interest and learning objectives against the opportunity they offer. To apply, you can use the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) available through the Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) webpage.

Find out more here.

James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration

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James E. Webb

This program was established in honor of the late James. E. Webb, Regent Emeritus and former Administrator of the National Air and Space Administration (NASA). These learning opportunities are intended to increase participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in the management of not-for-profit scientific and cultural organizations. Interns are placed with mentors in offices, museums, and research institutes throughout the Smithsonian Institution.

For more information look here

Katzenberger Art History Internship Program

The Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships. 6 internships are offered each summer and are all located in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian’s art museums and archives.

Learn more about this amazing opportunity here.

Minority Internship Program

The Minority Internship Program administered through the Office of Fellowships and Internships provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to experience the Smithsonian as a universal lens for learning. Under the guidance of Smithsonian staff who are experts in their fields, Smithsonian Interns are inspired to learn, examine and collaborate in their specific academic fields that relate to current research at the Smithsonian.

For more information look here

Native American Internship Awards

Appointments are offered to Native American students, who are formally or informally related to a Native American community, to pursue internship projects related to Native American topics and using Native American resources at the Smithsonian. Appointments are spent in residence at the Institution’s facilities under the supervision of Smithsonian research and professional staff members.

Learn more here.

 

Smithsonian Unit Internship Opportunities

These are internship opportunities available at each of the Smithsonian’s various museums, research centers, and other units. Click the link for more information about each opportunity, and how to apply.

Anacostia Community Museum (ACM)

 

 

The mission of the Anacostia Community Museum is to challenge perceptions, broaden perspectives, generate new knowledge, and deepen understanding about the ever-changing concepts and realities of “community.” To this end, the museum works with community organizations, neighborhood groups, civic organizations and other groups around the country to identify, document and preserve materials of historical importance and to develop community self-studies; with churches, mosques, and other religious institutions to preserve and document their histories. Other major initiatives include the Museum Academy, which develops models for educational programs and curricula using the collections of the Anacostia Community Museum and the wider Smithsonian Institution; and the museum’s RFP exhibition program, which works with community groups, artists, and other non-traditional curators to develop exhibitions for the museum’s galleries. You can learn more here! 

Accessibility Program (AP)

The purpose of this program is to provide paid internship opportunities annually at the Smithsonian for people with disabilities. Applicants who are in college or graduate school, or who have graduated within the last 6 months are invited to apply. Interns will be based in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and must have United States citizenship. You can learn more here. 

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH)

 

Internships are offered year-round in the fields of folklore, cultural anthropology, and ethnomusicology. Internships are open to all interested persons looking to further their academic and/or career goals in these or related areas. Intern projects often center on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, archives and collections, educational outreach projects, Web production and Web content creation, video projects, and planning and production of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The internship experience is an opportunity to learn – through hands-on training and one-on-one engagement with knowledgeable staff and professionals in the field – about planning, organizing, and producing large public programs and events; marketing and production aspects of a record label; collections management; research and documentation; and working with information to create multi-media educational products that allow for greater visibility by large audiences. You can learn more here!

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is currently looking for a graphic design intern to assist in the design and layout of CD covers and liner notes booklets for a collection of world music albums. The intern would be able to work closely with the production manager and gain hands-on experience with graphic layout and CD packaging design. Additionally, the intern would have the opportunity to play a meaningful part in the production of forthcoming releases and learn about musical traditions of the world. This opportunity is especially beneficial to graphic design students who have an interest in anthropology-, ethnomusicology-, or cultural studies-related projects. Applicants should be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and have experience in graphic design, typography, and photoshop. A portfolio highlighting past projects is required. More information about this internship is located here

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (CHNDM)

 

Peter Krueger Summer Internships honor the memory of Peter A. Krueger, who was an intern at Cooper-Hewitt, provide a stipend of $2,500. The internship program runs for 10 weeks over the summer beginning the third Monday of June. Housing is not provided. Approximately 5-10 Krueger Internships are available each summer. Application info for next year’s cycle will be available here in January 2014.

For more information click here

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (FSGA)

Internships at the Freer-Sackler Gallery provide an educational experience guided by a mentor. Internships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for special projects and general departmental work in the following departments: Administration/Finance/Human Resources; Archives; Conservation and Scientific Research; Collections Management (Registrar); Curatorial; Education and Public Programs; Exhibition Management; Information Technology; Publications; Design and Production; Library; Membership and Development; Photography; Public Affairs and Marketing; Rights and Reproductions; and Museum Shops. Find more information here

The Richard Louie Memorial Internship for High School Students honors Richard Louie, former Associate Director of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The program is intended as an opportunity for high school students with connections to Asian communities to gain a practical and educational experience in a museum setting that is mentor-guided. More information about this great opportunity is located here 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)

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Each year a number of undergraduate and graduate internships are available at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Internships are offered during the summer, spring, and fall/winter semesters, and academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s school. International students are encouraged to apply. While internships are unpaid appointments, they provide an excellent foundation for future museum work or art-related careers, driven by mentor-based educational experiences. Departments that offer internships include: Curatorial Division, Education Department, Exhibition and Design Department, Conservation Department, Communications and Marketing, Development. You can learn more here!   

Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

This internship program is a mentor-guided learning experience that is offered for advanced students enrolled in graduate conservation training programs that require a year of conservation experience. Eligibility: Graduate Students Contact Phone: (301)238-1236 Term: 1 academic year Deadline: February 1st Apply Through: SOLAA

The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term learning opportunities to work on research and conservation projects with staff members as mentors. These internships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students in appropriate disciplines. Eligibility: Undergraduate Student;Graduate Student Contact Phone: (301) 238-1236

Term: generally 10 weeks, June to mid-August, but other arrangements may be possible Deadline:

February 25, 2013 for summer 2013 Apply Through: SOLAA

Opportunity Website

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in conjunction with the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Sites Program is offering short-term learning opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of its technical studies and research group. These internships are offered to undergraduate students or those scheduled to matriculate in the fall of 2013. Basic chemistry and mathematical coursework is preferred for the program featuring archaeological and museum conservation science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Eligibility: Undergraduate Student Contact Phone: (301) 238-1236 Term: 10 weeks, generally June to mid-August Deadline: February 25, 2013 for summer 2013 Apply Through: SOLAA 

National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

 

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The National Air and Space Museum offers an exciting work experience to college and university students through its Summer Internship Program. Interns have a firsthand, mentor-guided opportunity to learn about the historic artifacts and archival materials housed in the Museum and to study the scientific and technological advances they represent. Each year positions are available in a variety of Museum areas such as Aircraft Restoration, Aviation or Space History, Planetary Science, Collections Management, Web & New Media, Exhibit & Graphic Design, Public Relations, Budget & Finance, Architecture & Engineering, and Education. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. Areas of Study: interactive media, museology, history, aviation, space science, budget and finance, architecture and engineering, graphic design, photography, journalism, education, aircraft restoration and preservation, earth and planetary studies, archives, development, exhibits, public affairs, science and library disciplines.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-2542 Term: 10 week minimum Deadline: February 15th Apply Through: SOLAA
 

Opportunities Website 

National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

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Internships with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) are a unique opportunity to participate in the making of a new museum. Interns complete projects with the guidance of a mentor, using the resources of NMAAHC and other Smithsonian Institution museums and offices. Internships are an experiential learning opportunity for students to assist in the building of the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs and to meet professionals in the museum field. Projects vary by department. Most projects provide interns with museum practice and program development experience; some projects are research oriented. Internships are offered based upon the availability of professional staff. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. Program Website: http://www.nmaahc.si.edu/GetInvolved/Internships Apply Through: SOLAA  

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

NMAA Internships are mentor-based experiential learning opportunities offered to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs and to individuals interested in exploring museum professions. Internship opportunities are available in the following departments: administration, conservation, curatorial, development, education, exhibits, photographic archives, public affairs, and registration. Candidates must have a background in art history, anthropology, museum studies, or a related discipline. Specific training in African art or other aspects of African culture is desirable, particularly in the Education and Curatorial Departments. Under the supervision of a staff member, an intern works for a minimum of 10 weeks, 20 hours per week. Contact : Kate Monsted Contact Phone: (202) 633-4652 Contact Email: MonstedK@si.edu Opportunity Website: http://africa.si.edu/about/opportunities/ Spring Application Deadline: 1-2 months before start date Summer Application Deadline: March 1 Apply Through: SOLAA  

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

The National Museum of American History internship program allows a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. The Museum offers interns of different backgrounds incredible opportunities in a variety of fields, from public relations to exhibition research to project design. Learning from knowledgeable mentors in the dynamic atmosphere of the Museum and Washington, D.C. area, interns enjoy an intensive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself. Designed around specific Museum projects, internships are available in the following areas: archival science; curatorial research and collections; design and graphics; jazz history and public programming; public relations and communications; museum management; music history and programming; education and public programs production; textile and paper conservation. Contact Phone: (202) 633-3556 Contact Email: nmahintern@si.edu Program Website: http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship Fall Application Deadline: July 1 Spring Application Deadline: October 15 Summer Application Deadline: March 1 Apply Through: SOLAA 

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

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The Internship Program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and other Smithsonian offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Interns are selected by a review committee made up of five NMAI staff. Applicants should indicate three departments of interest: for example, Public Affairs, Publications, or Collections Management. Approximately twenty-five percent of applicants are accepted for internships during any one-year period. Internships range from six to ten weeks with the exception of the Six-Month Pre-Program Conservation Internship. For more information on Conservation internships, visit Conservation Training. For information about all other internships, email NMAIinterns@si.edu or call 202-633-6645.  For other opportunities click here  

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

 

 

The National Museum of Natural History hosts the greatest number of interns of all our museums, offices, and research centers. To learn more about their many diverse opportunities, click here.

National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

 

Generations of remarkable Americans are kept in the company of their fellow citizens at the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery presents the wonderful diversity of individuals who have left and are leaving their mark on our country and our culture. Through the visual and performing arts, we celebrate American leaders, artists, activists, and icons of pop culture. They all link us to our past, our present, and our future. The National Portrait Gallery, as part of the Smithsonian Institution, offers formal internships to qualified applicants. A Smithsonian internship is a prearranged, structured learning experience that should be relevant both to the intern’s academic and professional goals and to the professional disciplines represented at the Smithsonian. Various departments at the National Portrait Gallery sponsor interns throughout the year. The availability of internships is dependent upon departmental projects and staff needs, as well as the background, skills, and interest of the applicant; a full listing of opportunities may be found on our website. Projects are based on needs of the department and are agreed upon by the mutual consent of the intern candidate and his or her supervisor. Please see our website to explore the National Portrait Gallery’s departments and how to apply.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-8508

Contact Email: NPGInterns@si.edu Opportunity Website: http://npg.si.edu/education/internships.html

Deadline: Considered year-round

Apply Through: SOLAA 

National Postal Museum (NPM)

National Postal Museum Internship The National Postal Museum showcases one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of stamps and philatelic materials in the world. The museum houses six major galleries that highlight a range of topics, from the earliest history of the mail and its rapid growth as a modern enterprise, to the art of letter writing and the beauty and lore of stamps.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-5535

Contact Email: hiokim@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/involved/7c_internships.html

Term: Determined for each position

Deadline: Accepted year-round

Apply Through: SOLAA

National Zoological Park (NZP)

 

The National Zoo offers exciting and unique internships that help participants reach a range of academic and professional goals.

Internships positions are available from a variety of groups at the Zoo including: veterinary medicine, FONZ, research, and animal programs—each may have a slightly different application process. Applications may be accepted on an ongoing basis or have a deadline. For more information, Click Here!

Office of Advancement (OA)

 

Are you a student who is considering a career in fundraising? The Smithsonian Office of Advancement offers internship opportunities that can provide you with an outstanding, real-world foundation for your future career. As an intern, you will work within a specific department, and have the chance to interact with professionals across the Institution. Undergraduate and graduate internships are offered throughout the year. Academic credit may be arranged through your school. Internship opportunities are filled as-needed in the following areas: Membership Campaign Volunteer Management Communications Donor Stewardship & Programming Corporate/Foundation Relations Prospect Management Prospect Development Planned Giving Regional Major Gifts

Please visit our website at http://www.si.edu/giving/giv_internships.html to learn more about our opportunities and how to apply.

Contact : Katie McGoldrick

Contact Email: McGoldrickK@si.edu

Program Website: http://www.si.edu/giving/giv_internships.html

Term: Internships are available in the Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall

Apply Through: SOLAA 

Office of Communications and External Affairs (OCEA)

 

  • Assists with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, writing press releases, media advisories and public service announcements, as well as calls to reporters to “pitch” the Folklife Festival. Other support duties include compiling mailing lists, faxing and copying press releases, and stuffing press kits. Arranges interviews with reporters and Festival organizers, and escorts media to various Festival sites. Assists in putting together a publicity report detailing media coverage of the Festival. Also may be given some writing assignments for the Smithsonian employee newspaper, the Torch.Contact Phone: (202) 633-5183Deadline: Flexible – applications (resume with cover letter indicating internship proposal dates and internship objectives may be accepted at anytime)
  • Office of Communications and External Affairs Marketing Video InternshipThe Office of Communications and External Affairs (OCEA) is seeking a senior undergraduate or graduate intern to help create short marketing videos based on our Seriously Amazing marketing campaign.  OCEA is a fast-paced working environment staffed with public relations and marketing professionals who help tell the story of the Smithsonian through the press and other media outlets.  In order to reach a broader audience, OCEA has started to develop web-based videos as promotional materials to reach audiences beyond those coming through our doors.  Interns in this position will be developing creative and innovative marketing and video brand standards.    This internship also involves hands-on learning and one-on-one interactions with OCEA staff and content creators all over the Smithsonian, from the art museums to the Zoo.This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated media student to create a portfolio of defining pieces and influence Smithsonian’s video standards and future media process.Project Description (2 part-time interns will share 1 full time internship)Project Title:  Creating short, web-based videos for marketing purposes based on our Seriously Amazing branding campaign.Project Description: Intern will film and interview staff and collections to create several 2-3 minute videos that will be used on www.seriouslyamazing.com to engage our online visitors.  He or she will project-manage each shoot, including pre-production, filming, writing (occasionally), interviewing, post production and editing with guidance from the Brand Marketing Manager and other OCEA staff.Learning objectives include:
    1. Learning how to concept, shoot and edit for marketing-based clients centered around an institution-wide branding campaign.  In addition, learning how marketing and PR based videos are different and how to represent each style
    2. Learn how to create a video style guide
    3. Learn how to think about target audiences and how to market towards new audiences
    4. Gain a good knowledge of how large organizations handle social media and how to incorporate video into the social media strategy
    5. Learn how to tell compelling and buzz-worthy stories through short video
    6. Learn how to interview experts in the field
    7. Learn how to navigate through an museum’s approval process in filming their collections
    8. Gain increased knowledge of video editing and shooting techniques

    Stipend: $1,500/semester

    For more information or to apply, please contact Erika Ferrin at ferrine@si.edu.

    Applicants should send the following:

    • Resume
    • Statement of interest and desired learning outcomes
    • Copy of unofficial transcript
    • Two letters of reference
    • Web links to previous video projects or portfolio
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Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) provides the Smithsonian’s central computing and telecommunications services; provides leadership in information technology throughout the Institution in support of systems planning and development, communications, and computer-related training; and provides policy and guidance to ensure the integrity and security of Institutional automated data. Internship Programs & Requirements Internships with this office provide practical experience leading to the eventual achievement of personal goals of the interns. Specific interest in computer help desk, electronic mail, programming disciplines, network design and operations. Applicants should have a definite interest in and some knowledge of computers. Information Technology Services Division Interns participate and assist staff with products and services to include technical training, computer help desk, electronic mail and technical support for the Institution’s World Wide Web Site, www.si.edu. This division also operates facilities for hands-on training, document and image scanning, and multi-media product development. Infrastructure Technologies Division Interns in the division have the opportunity to provide foundation computing capabilities, technical support to several mainframe computer systems, network servers operated by OCIO on behalf of offices within the Institution. System Engineering Division Interns will provide central support for the applications systems at the Institution which include acquiring and or developing, deploying and maintaining application systems, providing leadership and guidance in data administration both Institution-wide and in the International Museum Community. Applicants are reviewed by the OCIO Intern Coordinator and division managers. Selected intern(s) are notified by the coordinator.

There are no deadlines; the office accepts applications throughout the year.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-8486

Contact Email: cattaneov@si.edu

Deadline: There are no deadlines; the office accepts applications throughout the year

Apply Through: SOLAA 

Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA)

The Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA) directs, oversees, facilitates, and reports on all aspects of equal opportunity in the Smithsonian Institution’s employment and business relationships while ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines and Institutional policies. Interns serving in OEEMA can expect direct interaction with staff on a constant basis and involvement with a wide range of projects, as the work of the office dictates.

Past OEEMA interns have gained skills and experience by assisting with projects such as: Editing and creating material for OEEMA’s websites and outreach materials, advocating for increased small business use via the Suppler Diversity program, developing and implementing small business follow up procedures, evaluating small business marketing materials and, updating databases with sources of diverse recruitment candidates and prospective vendors.

We expect a great deal from our interns; students interning in OEEMA can expect a challenging and enriching learning experience. Students applying for OEEMA internships must possess analytical and writing skills, the ability to conduct research, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Are Smithsonian OEEMA Interns Paid?

Unfortunately interns serving in OEEMA are not paid. Applicants may seek financial assistance on their own from outside sources.

Can I receive academic credit for completing an internship?

Awarding academic credit for an internship is at the discretion of your high school, college, or university. However, we will assist you in providing appropriate information as requested by your school. Arrangements for accreditation should be made before you begin the internship.

Areas of Study:  Business Management, Marketing, Supplier Diversity, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, General Arts and Administration

Contact: Shahin Nemazee

Contact Phone: 202-633-6417

Program Website: http://www.si.edu/oeema

Apply Through: SOLAA

Office of Exhibits Central (OEC)

The Office of Exhibits Central supports Smithsonian museums and units in all aspects of exhibition design and production. All interns work under the guidance of OEC staff on current exhibit projects. OEC is organized into six units: design/editing, graphics, fabrication, model-making, project management, and administration. OEC projects are assigned to a project manager, who works with unit supervisors to assemble a team that works closely with clients to design and produce exhibits in accordance with the client’s need. Interns are assigned to work on tasks appropriate to their qualifications and talents. Interns at OEC have the opportunity to exercise and strengthen their existing skills, to try-out and develop new exhibit design and production skills, and to exercise responsibility, creativity, and imagination within a supportive, encouraging environment. Design � Design interns should have experience in graphic layout, typography, and design and should be able to prepare scaled architectural drawings. Background in fine arts and museum studies also acceptable. Should be able to prepare hand-drawn or computer-generated presentation sketches. Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, and Vector Works a plus. Applicants for a design internship should prepare a portfolio showing examples of their design work. Graphics � Graphics interns will aid in the production of exhibition graphic elements. Tasks may include interpreting and implementing drawings and layouts, photo mounting, archival matting and framing, vinyl lettering, banner production, mounting and laminating digital prints, mounting and cutting exhibit labels, digital printing, desktop publishing and/or computer illustrating, using applications such as Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop. Model Shop and Model-making interns should know how to use hand tools and power machinery and have art or shop experience. Tasks may include making models, dioramas, mannequins, and replicas, and fabricating custom mounts and brackets. Interns may gain knowledge with three dimensional software modeling programs, such as Rhino and Zbrush, and three Dimensional scanning and printing. Fabrication – Fabrication interns should have basic carpentry skills and be able to lift and move heavy loads on occasion. Tasks may include cabinetry, sheet plastics work, painting and staining, crate construction, artifact packing, and exhibit installation. Project Management ½ Project management interns should have some business experience and/or a background in museum studies. Tasks may include compiling and analyzing information for inventory, budgets, and scheduling. Interns will attend project and office administrative meetings, and may assist with the administration of project documentation.

Opportunity Website: http://exhibits.si.edu/opportunities

Apply Through: SOLAA

Office of Facilities Engineering & Operations (OFEO)

OFEO provides world-class services and stewardship by building, operating, maintaining and ensuring a safe, secure, healthy environment that enhances the Smithsonian experience. At OFEO, you’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into the different facets of facilities and engineering, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.ofeo.si.edu/internship.html 

Office of Facilities Management & Reliability (OFMR)

Understanding the built environment will help you excel in any career choice. The Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR) is seeking enthusiastic interns to join our dynamic facility management team. All majors are welcome to apply! Please visit our website for the most up to date information: http://facilities.si.edu/internships/index.html

Office of Fellowships & Internships (OFI)

 The Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) provides central management of exciting opportunities for students, scholars, and scientists via fellowships, internships and other academic appointments at the Smithsonian Institution. As the office that advocates and coordinates guided learning experiences through internships at the Smithsonian, we recognize the benefits that mentor-based experiential learning provides throughout the institution and within our own office itself. Interns serving in the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships can expect direct interaction with staff on a constant basis and involvement with a wide range of projects, as the work of the office dictates. This work ranges from tedious and mechanical to the strategic and creative. As OFI staff dive into whatever work is at hand, OFI interns should be prepared to do the same. We believe the full range of our work is filled with hands-on learning opportunities for our interns. Past OFI interns have gained skills and experience by assisting with projects such as: Planning and executing institution-wide events for Smithsonian interns and fellows Producing video series highlighting opportunities available to Smithsonian interns and fellows Helping our office provide excellent service to both internal and external customers Designing systems that streamline logistics related to experiential learning at the Smithsonian Editing and creating material for the OFI website We expect a great deal from our interns; students interning in OFI can expect a diverse, challenging, and enriching learning experience. Areas of Study: Communications, Program Management, Experiential Education

To find out more go here.

Office of General Counsel (OGC)

he Office of General Counsel (OGC) protects the legal interests of the Smithsonian Institution, a trust instrumentality of the United States. In carrying out that mission, the OGC advises the Smithsonian Board of Regents, Secretary, Under Secretaries, museum directors, and other managers on the administration of the Institution; represents the Smithsonian in litigation and other adversarial proceedings; issues final determinations on administrative tort and personal property claims; drafts exhibition, sponsorship, and licensing agreements; and generally monitors developments in the law for application to Smithsonian programs. The OGC is made up of 12 attorneys, whose work covers such diverse topics as tax, employment discrimination, import/export, federal appropriations, intellectual property, and environmental law. Legal interns in the OGC assist the attorneys in all subject matter areas. The interns work directly with all of the attorneys, performing traditional case law research, preparing legal memoranda for use in briefs and motions, reviewing agreements, surveying state law, and researching legislative history. When possible, interns are invited to attend hearings, depositions, and meetings. It is a small and busy office, and the internship program is fairly informal. We hope that the interns will dive into the work, and, in doing so, expose themselves to an interesting and diverse law practice.

for more information visit: http://www.si.edu/OGC/internships 

Office of Human Resources (OHR)

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Office of International Relations (OIR)

The Office of International Relations (OIR) at the Smithsonian Institution (SI) serves as the central point for Institution-wide advice, insight, analysis, and coordination of all international activities of the Institution. As the central external representative of international programs for the Institution, OIR leads institutional relationships with U.S. government and international organizations, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, foreign embassies, and other governmental and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

OIR offers a fast-paced working environment staffed with a small, highly productive team of professionals with a wide variety of strengths in international program management, international business development, international visa/travel regulation expertise, and museum project management. We offer opportunities in the arts and cultural side (including cultural heritage and livelihoods) as well as in the science, research and conservation side of our international work.

The Office of International Relations has benefitted from working with interns on a variety of projects and seeks intern support on an as-needed basis throughout the year. We accept in person as well as virtual interns. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student interested in participating in an internship with the Office of International Relations, you should contact our office for any current openings.

Contact: Molly Fannon

Contact Email: global@si.edu

Deadline: Considered year-round

Term: 2 month minimum

Apply Through: SOLAA

Office of Investments (OI)

The Smithsonian Institution has a $1 billion Endowment and a $200 million short-term working capital fund. The Endowment uses external investment managers to invest in diverse asset classes and strategies that include global equity, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity and real assets. The working capital fund is invested in high grade fixed income securities. The Smithsonian receives approximately 70% of its funding from the Federal government with the balance from its Endowment, research grants, philanthropic donations, and the income from its commercial activities. Learn More here!

Office of Policy and Analysis (OP&A)

Office of Policy and Analysis (OP&A) Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students. An OP&A internship provides experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative policy-related studies of major Smithsonian programmatic and administrative activities. In addition, the office conducts quantitative and qualitative studies of Smithsonian visitors and program participants. Interns either work as collaborators with OP&A staff in data collection, analysis, and presentation of results or undertake independent projects. A social science related background (management, business, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, education, etc.) and some coursework in qualitative or quantitative research methods are helpful. Academic credit can be arranged. Applicants are encouraged to review several OP&A reports posted at http://www.si.edu/opanda/ for examples of the types of studies the office conducts. If you are interested in pursuing an internship with OP&A, please submit a cover letter, resume, recent course paper, two references and proposed start dates to Zahava D. Doering. Electronic submissions are appreciated.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-5588

Contact Email: doeringz@si.edu

Program Website: http://www.si.edu/OPANDA/internships

Term: 10 week minimum

Apply Through: SOLAA

Office of Special Events & Protocol (OSEP)

An internship with the Smithsonian’s Office of Special Events and Protocol provides college and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical skills and experience in the museum field through coordinating and assisting with a vast array of events that can include visits from heads of State, museum exhibition openings, black tie dinners, conference luncheons, opening ceremonies and symposia hosted by the Board of Regents, the Secretary, Under Secretaries, Museum Directors, or other senior staff.  Working closely with the Special Events and Protocol staff, interns will gain experience in formulating, developing and executing all programmatic and logistical elements of assigned events.  Other specialized areas for interns to explore include budget preparation and reconciliation, contracts, event management, public relations, problem solving and diplomacy. Participating interns can spend up to ten weeks during the course of their study working in the Office of Special Events and Protocol as well as any of our other area Smithsonian Museums, Research Centers or off-campus facilities. Candidates for an internship in the Office of Special Events and Protocol must be current college or graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Contact : Elizabeth Kendler, Senior Special Events Coordinator

Contact Phone: 202-633-2045

Contact Email: kendlere@si.edu

Term: Ten (10) weeks

Apply Through: SOLAA

Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) provides assistance to Smithsonian staff who are seeking or have obtained external funding for sponsored project(s). A “sponsored project” is a research, education, exhibit, training or other activity that receives partial or full funding through the mechanism of a federal or non-federal grant or contract. OSP assists with the acquisition and usage of grants and contract funding for Smithsonian research, education and training. Assistance is provided to Principal Investigators, administrative units and central management staff. Principal administrative functions of the office include advising on funding sources and availability; assisting with proposal preparation and submission, including meeting sponsor and Smithsonian requirements and development of the budget; reviewing and negotiating the terms and conditions of a proposed award and accepting the award on behalf of the Institution; and providing advice and assistance in development of the Institution’s research policies. In addition, federal research compliance policy (e.g. use of animals or human subjects in research) is developed and monitored by OSP staff. Training programs in all relevant areas are provided to Smithsonian staff on a regular basis. Accounting/financial functions include monitoring sponsored project activities and expenditures to assure compliance with Smithsonian and sponsor policies and accounting standards; providing oversight for cash management of all grants and contracts; providing advice and problem resolution services to principal investigators; serving as the official Smithsonian audit liaison with auditors of government agencies and private foundations and corporations for grants and contracts. The office is also responsible for preparing, negotiating and applying the Smithsonian’s indirect cost system for grants and contracts.

Program Website: http://www.si.edu/osp/general_information/internship_opps.htm

Contact Phone: (202) 633-7110

Contact Fax: (202) 633-7119

Contact Email: otijik@si.edu

Term: Variable (minimum 2 months, 10-15 hours per week)

Deadline: Open All Year

Office of Visitor Services (OVS)

The internship is located in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Visitor Services. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting currently of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.  The Office of Visitor Services (OVS) is the principal office at the Smithsonian responsible for understanding, designing, and improving all stages of a visitor’s journey, from planning, to visit and post-visit touch points.  The Office enables the Smithsonian’s mission through its activities as the primary point of contact for Smithsonian visitors.  In addition, OVS provides internal services to Smithsonian staff who serve visitors, including over 6,000 volunteers.

OVS designs and administers services and systems that visitors use regularly to plan and carry out visits, as well as systems that enable Smithsonian staff to better aid on-site visitors. OVS administers the Smithsonian Information Center, the outdoor kiosks adjacent to all Smithsonian museums and galleries, web applications, and selected publications. OVS oversees a comprehensive visitor feedback system that includes the general Smithsonian email address, a telephone call center, comment cards, and surveys. The incumbent will help OVS explore and adopt a new web-chat service for visitors.

This internship is located with the Office of Visitor Services, within the office of the Director. The Intern will experience a service culture that is swift, comprehensive, and effective for Visitor Services. The Intern will assist with the following core IT-related projects to help OVS fulfill its mission. To learn more click here

Smithsonian Affiliations (SA)

Smithsonian Affiliations offers internships focused on national outreach based on availability and current activities of the staff. Projects vary in focus and intensity and range from short-term, part-time appointments to full-time summer-long commitments. Working side-by-side with the Affiliations staff, interns develop specialized skills in national conference planning, membership management, fundraising, public relations, programmatic marketing, web management, and new media strategy. In addition, interns will develop professional networking skills while working collaboratively among the various Smithsonian museums and units to learn how to develop educational programming and coordinate object loans for Affiliates across the country.

Areas of Study: museum studies; marketing; public information; graphic design; new media technology; business administration

Contact : Elizabeth Bugbee / External Affairs & Professional Development Coordinator

Contact Phone: (202) 633-5304

Contact Email: BugbeeE@si.edu

Program Website: https://affiliations.si.edu/SecDetailPage.Asp?MenuID=155

Apply Through: SOLAA

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery (SAAM)

Since 1968, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s internship programs have provided instruction and inspiration to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as others seeking self-enrichment. Former interns have achieved success in professional positions in the art and museum fields, both nationally and internationally.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers two internship programs to coincide with the academic calendar. The Advanced-Level Program takes place during the fall and spring semesters; the eight-week Summer Program begins early to mid-June.

For more information click here!

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)

 

Group (SSXG) and the Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Group (SSP) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) hosts a 10 week summer program for undergraduate students across the country to participate in cutting edge research on solar physics with CfA/SAO scientific mentors. Special seminars will be held to increase students’ public speaking and computer programming skills. Students will learn from experience about scientific research and how to apply their academic work to real-world problems. Participants must be US citizens and full-time undergraduate students, preferably finishing their sophomore or junior years. Applications from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged. Housing, stipend, and subsidized travel expenses to Cambridge are provided. More information including contact and application information can be obtained from the website listed below.

 

Contact Name: Dr. Henry Winter

Contact Phone: 617-495-7400

Contact Email: hinter@cfa.harvard.edu

Opportunity Website: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/solar_reu/

Term: 10 weeks

Deadline: February 15

Stipend: $500 per week

Apply Through: Website

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (SAPA)

 

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APA) provides vision, leadership, and support for Asian and Pacific Islander American initiatives for the Smithsonian and works to better reflect their contributions to the American experience, world culture, and the understanding of our planet and the natural world through collections, research, exhibitions, outreach, and education programs. Interns at APA embark on an academic and professional journey while participating in unique Smithsonian activities. They will have the opportunity to develop an APA research project centered on their scholarly interests. More information about this topic is located here 

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA)

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) creates models and methods that make the Smithsonian a digital learning laboratory for everyone. SCLDA’s primary audience is learners who connect with us through digital technologies for informal learning experiences, which are linked to formal education. We provide extensive digital access to Smithsonian collections and programs to inspire personal exploration. Some examples of this work are: digital badgingonline conferencesdigital tool kits which assist our audience with making surprising learning connections; and researching how learners of all abilities engage with our digital resources within a museum context. This is not a museum education department or public programs internship, and takes place mostly within an office setting. Students studying new media, digital learning, museum education, and evaluation methods are encouraged to apply.

Learn more here http://museumstudies.si.edu/Intern/scemsintern.htm

Smithsonian Enterprises (SE)

Smithsonian Enterprises operates retail, media, product development, licensing and other services which promote the Smithsonian mission while generating an essential source of unrestricted funding for the Institution. By providing products and services that reflect the mission of the museums and research centers, Smithsonian Enterprises plays a critical role in advancing the Institution’s mission of the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Smithsonian Enterprises includes Smithsonian and Air & Space magazines, museum stores, restaurants, IMAX theaters, Smithsonian Catalogue, Smithsonian Channel, book publishing, and licensing.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-6047

Contact Email: seinterns@si.edu

 

Session Name: Winter/Spring

Deadline: Ongoing – Projects are based on needs of the business units and timelines are agreed upon by mutual consent of the intern candidate and the supervisor

 

Session Name: Summer

Deadline: Ongoing – Projects are based on needs of the business units and timelines are agreed upon by mutual consent of the intern candidate and the supervisor

 

Session Name: Fall

Deadline: Ongoing – Projects are based on needs of the business units and timelines are agreed upon by mutual consent of the intern candidate and the supervisor

 

Apply Through: SOLAA

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC)

The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center offers a limited number of internships to students interested in learning more about early childhood education.

Opportunity Website: http://www.si.edu/seec/employment

To find out more, contact Meredith Mcmahon at mcmahonm@si.edu

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

 

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain exposure and experience in a research environment. The program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of the Center’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects (field of research and education) over 10-16 weeks, utilizing our 2,650 acre reesarch site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today; including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. Students will become familiar with much of the research being conducted at SERC, but they will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them. In addition to their research, students participate in field trips, seminars, and lectures. All participants are expected to integrate what they have learned during their experience and present a brief seminar at the end of their appointment.

Contact : Daniel E. Gustafson, Jr.

Contact Phone: (443) 482-2217

Contact Fax: (443) 482-2380

Contact Email: SERCintern@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/internships.aspx

Program Website: http://www.serc.si.edu

Smithsonian Gardens (SG)

 

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The Archives of American Gardens Internship

 

The Archives of American Gardens internship provides opportunities to perform various archival collections management tasks in the Archives of American Gardens, a growing photographic collection that documents American garden design and landscape history. This experience will help interns learn some of the practices necessary to prepare archival collections for outside researchers, curators, and staff. Assignments focus on cataloging garden images by describing their content according to recognized data standards, image digitization, computer automation of collection records, assisting with basic research and reference duties, and developing a range of outreach materials including blogs and text for web pages. Depending on which projects may be available to work on, interns may have an opportunity to organize and process photographic materials, develop finding aids, inventory, and/or perform basic preservation practices. Knowledge of and/or experience with archival practices preferred. Accuracy, attention to detail, and good writing skills are required. Summer intern applicants must apply for both the Archives of American Gardens’ internship and the Garden Club of America, Garden History and Design Scholarship to be considered for a joint stipend awarded by these two organizations.

 

The Smithsonian Gardens Internship

The Smithsonian Gardens manages the grounds of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC and develops horticultural displays and exhibitions in exterior and interior museum spaces that are enjoyed by millions of visitors each year. SG internships provide practical learning experiences in the extremely diverse field of horticulture. Assignments vary from one specific project to a broad range of activities in the many SG branches including garden and grounds maintenance, greenhouse production, landscape design, collections management (orchids, garden furnishings and horticultural artifacts, and garden archives), integrated pest management, and educational outreach. The Smithsonian Gardens accepts current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.

For more information visit: http://gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html

Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)

 

The Smithsonian Institution Archives offers internships in archival methods, institutional history, oral history, history of science, collections management, collections care (preservation and conservation), digitial preservation and curation, and electronic records management. The Archives Division serves as a repository for documents of historic value about the Smithsonian, as the official memory of the Smithsonian and as a resource for scholars. Internships are provided for arrangement and description of institutional records, personal papers, and photographic and other collections in special media; encoding of finding aids for its website; digitization of collections; and conducting records surveys and developing records disposition schedules. These internships are considered apprenticeships under the tutelage of an archivist. The Institutional History Division conducts research on the history of the Smithsonian, prepares scholarly and popular publications, exhibits, lectures, electronic and paper guides to specialized research areas, and records oral history and video history interviews. Internships provide an overview of the research and dissemination activities of an institutional history program, with a focus on specific topics. Prior course work in American history or the sciences is desirable, though not a prerequisite. The Collections Care Division carries out preservation of collections in paper, photograph, and audio-visual formats. Preservation internships provide hands-on experience in preservation techniques, working with nineteenth and twentieth century Smithsonian records and personal papers of prominent administrators and scientists. The internships emphasize integrated preservation management, considering issues such as proper environment, housing, handling, and preservation reproduction of records. Conservation internships are occasionally available for current students of masters programs in conservation or post-graduates. The Digital Services Division preserves and manages the digital collections of the Archives. This work spans a wide range of activities including: digitization of photographs, documents, sound, and moving images; preservation and curation of original electronic records; facilitating access to digital collections; and digital repository management. All internships provide hands-on experience and exposure to key issues in archival digital collections such as digital obsolescence, authenticity and provenance, conservation, and sustainability. Interns will work directly with records from the Archives’ collections in digital and other formats.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-5906

Contact Email: ferranter@si.edu

Apply Through: SOLAA

Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries offers internship opportunities to graduate students, library professionals, and undergraduate students interested in exploring a library career in library and information science. Intern assignments may include a project or a structured practical experience. The Libraries selects interns based on its needs and on the specific education, training, skills, and interest of the applicant. While specific requirements may vary from project to project, a graduate student in library and information science, or an intern with library experience or subject expertise may participate in reference or interlibrary loan activities, creation of bibliographies, or cataloging projects. Undergraduate interns receive an over-view of library functions such as reference, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, or preservation, and may assist in organizing collections, processing gift and exchange materials, or proofing and keying data. Internships are available in all of the Libraries’ divisions: Readers Services and Strategic Planning with its 22 branch libraries, Technical Services and Administration, and Digital Library and Information Systems. The lengths of internships vary, and the minimum length of an internship is one month. Stipends are offered for certain projects and funded internships may be available through the Smithsonian’s Center for Museum Studies and the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-1708

Contact Email: rushinge@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.2

Deadline: Project-based, see website

Apply Through: SOLAA

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibitions (SITES)

 

SITES organizes and circulates exhibitions to museums and other host venues around the U.S. The program includes exhibitions on art, humanities, and science. Exhibitions originate at the SI, but SITES also travels exhibitions from other, non-SI museums. Internships are available in exhibition development, public relations, education, registration, exhibit scheduling, public affairs, museum administration, and editing. Graduate students and visiting professionals preferred. Please note that we do not offer stipends.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-3102

Contact Email: trippettl@si.edu

Program Website: http://www.sites.si.edu

Term: Varies

Deadline: None

Apply Through: SOLAA

Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC)

2012 Young Ambassadors Program

The Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) is a national program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program encouraging participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience.

Students with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long seminar at the Smithsonian Institution. This enrichment opportunity is a leadership development and skill-building training conducted by renowned experts in their respective fields. It exposes youth to a wide array of academic disciplines promoting higher education and encouraging youth to explore and understand Latino identity and embrace their own cultural heritage through visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with anthropologists, artists, curators, historians, scientists and other professionals. Following the training seminar, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary education internship in museums and other cultural institutions in 16 regions across the United States and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations. This hands-on component allows students to gain transferable knowledge and apply the skills acquired during the training seminar to their internship assignments.

Contact : Emily Key

Contact Phone: (202) 633-1240

Contact Email: slceducation@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://latino.si.edu/programs/youngambassadors.htm

Term: 5 weeks

Apply Through: SOLAA

Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC)

SSEC offers summer internships for students who are currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate, or graduate programs at a college or university. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

All interns must successfully complete a Federal background check before their internship begins. Interns may apply to work in one of the following divisions: Professional Services, Publications, or Finance & Administration.  Read more about these divisions online:  http://www.ssec.si.edu/

 

Internships are for 10 weeks during the summer and a require a full time commitment of 40 hours per week.  Fall and Spring internships are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to the student’s schedule, the availability of assignments, and funding for stipends.

Areas of Study: Students who have an interest in science, education, or business will find our work most engaging. We encourage minorities to apply.

 

Contact : Angela Pritchett

Contact Phone: 202-633-2284

Contact Email: PritchettA@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://www.ssec.si.edu/about/internships

Term: 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the summer. Student must be available the entire internship.

Stipend: Stipend amount is subject to available funding for college students only.

Deadline: March 15th of every year

Apply Through: SOLAA

 

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

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Our goal is to enable students to develop working skills pertinent to future careers that contribute to the understanding of tropical biodiversity and its relevance to humankind-STRI’s mission. The internship program is aimed at undergraduate or early-stage graduate students who have demonstrated potential for success in such careers. Interns will be selected based on merit and potential for achievement. However, placement depends upon the availability of a match between the applicant’s interest and a new or ongoing project supervised by a STRI staff scientist. We encourage applicants to directly contact potential supervisors. Staff research profiles and contact information can be found here.  If your research interests do not correspond to those of our staff, please let us know and we will send you a list of research affiliates and/or postdoctoral fellows carrying out research at STRI. Deadlines are: March 15 and October 15 each year. To Learn More, please visit the STRI Internship Page

The Smithsonian Associates (TSA)

 

Complementing Smithsonian research, exhibitions, and collections, TSA offers a curriculum consisting of hundreds of courses, lectures, tours, performances, seminars, and other activities. TSA interns are offered opportunities to learn about various aspects of educational programming for both adults and children, while contributing extensively to one of the world’s great cultural institutions. More information can be found at: http://residentassociates.org/ Development: Support the Development Office through creating marketing materials, drafting grants and sponsor proposals, maintaining website text, and conducting research on funding sources. Discovery Theater: Support the Discovery Theater staff in all aspects: house management, ticketing and group sales, administration, and production support. Online Marketing: Support the Marketing staff by editing images and HTML to be used in marketing campaigns and on social media sites as well as using web analytics software to research results from marketing campaigns. eMarketing & Customer Research: Support Marketing staff writing and editing program descriptions for use on the Web and in the creation of sales copy in email solicitations. National Education Outreach: Provide support in creating programs for national audiences including conducting research, developing contracts, and assisting with logistics coordination and marketing. Performing Arts:Assist with research, booking, budgets, logistical set-up, and marketing. Provide program support during some evening and weekend programs, including box office and house management duties. Public Affairs: Assist with all aspects of publicizing TSA programs, fulfill press requests, and help draft media and calendar releases. Studio Arts: Provide program support for course workshops; and content for the Studio Arts blog, Studio Arts landing page, and Facebook page. Summer Camp: Support the team by assisting with the daily running of the 7-week camp program, supervising campers and assistants, up-keep of rosters and paperwork, parent communication, and supply organization and procurement. // Credit: College or university credit may be awarded by the student’s sponsoring institution through advance agreement with student’s college/university and TSA.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-8641

Contact Email: TSAInternships@si.edu

Program Website: http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/index.aspx