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Internship Stipends

Some Smithsonian internships come with stipends, some don’t.

Internship stipends issued by the Smithsonian are not considered salary, but are awarded to help defray living expenses for an intern during the term of their appointment.

Stipends often vary between different internships at the Smithsonian but cannot exceed $600/week.

Interns awarded stipends receive a financial summary at the end of each calendar year and are responsible for meeting their own state and federal tax obligations.