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Smithsonian Internships: Mentor-Based Learning Opportunities

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 by in The OFI Blog |

Smithsonian internships offer an incredible range of learning opportunities. Because each unit of the Smithsonian (Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, American Art Museum, etc) understands the learning opportunities it can offer best, each unit manages their own internship application process directly.

In terms of application dates, Interns at the Smithsonian arrive and depart on a rolling basis. Different units run programs on different calendar cycles – be sure to check the application dates for the programs that interest you.

Check out intern opportunities at the Smithsonian here:

Internship Opportunities

Internship Deadlines:

January:

1/24 (yearly) National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE) – Summer Application Deadline

1/27/18 Youth Engagement in Science (YES!)  – Summer Application Deadline

1/29/18 Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) Professional Development Project – Summer Application Deadline

February:

2/1 (yearly) James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration – Summer and Fall Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Minority Internship Program – Summer and Fall Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Native American Internship Awards – Summer and Fall Internship

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Affiliations (SA) Internship – Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) The Smithsonian Associates Internships – Summer Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Astronomy Summer Internship – Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Solar Physics Summer Internship – Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Center for Digital Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Gardens (SG) Internship Opportunity – Summer Application Deadline

2/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology Internship – Application Deadline

2/6 (yearly) National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

2/11 (yearly) Office of Finance and Accounting (OF&A) Associate Internship – Summer/Fall Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) The Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program – Summer Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Summer Internship Program – Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) Office of Exhibits Central (SIE) Internship – Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) Office of General Counsel (OGC) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies – Summer Application Deadline

2/15/18- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Science Writing and Communications Internship– Summer Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Institution Exhibits (SIE) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Internship – Application Deadline

2/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)-SENACYT Internship – Application Deadline

2/16 (yearly) Office of Investments Internship (OI) Internship – Application Deadline

2/18 (yearly) Smithsonian Facilities (SF) Intern Program – Summer Application Deadline

2/19/18 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Summer-Fall Bicoastal Science Writing Internship – Application Deadline

2/25 (yearly) Archives of American Art (AAA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

2/25 (yearly) Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) Analytical Studies Intern Program – Application Deadline

2/25 (yearly) Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) Conservation of Art and Historic Works Internship – Application Deadline

March:

3/1 Shirley Ann  Jackson Science Internship and Robert Kogod Arts Internship for DC Public High School Students

3/1 (yearly) National Museum of African Art (NMAFA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/1 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Development (External Affairs) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/1 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Office of Communications and Marketing Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/1 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Special Events (External Affairs) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/1 (yearly) National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/1 (yearly) Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Summer Program Internship – Application Deadline

3/1/19  Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Grassland Ecology Internship – Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Claudine K. Brown Internship in Education – Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA) – Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Freer Sackler Gallery (FSGA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) General Smithsonian Internship Pool – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center (APA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of the Deputy Undersecretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support (DUSCIS) Special Projects Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) Internship Program – Application Deadline

3/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Undergraduate Museum Conservation Internship – Application Deadline

3/23 (yearly) Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum (CHNDM) Peter A. Krueger Summer Internship Program – Application Deadline

3/23 (yearly) Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) General Internships – Application Deadline

3/29/20 Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

3/31 (yearly) – National Zoology Park (NZP) Bird House Keeper Aide Internship – Summer Application Deadline

April:

4/6/18 National Collections Program (NCP) Internship – Application Deadline

4/15 (yearly) The Shirley Ann Jackson Science Internship & the Robert P. Kogod Arts Internship – Application Deadline

May:

5/1 (yearly) Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Advanced Level Program Internship – Application Deadline

5/1/18 Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) World of Maps Conservation Internship – Application Deadline

5/15 (yearly) Office of General Counsel (OGC) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

5/20/18 Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) Visitor Education Internship – Application Deadline

June:

6/1 (yearly) Archives of American Art (AAA) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

6/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies – Fall Application Deadline

6/8/18 Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Cheetah Team Animal Keeper Internship – Application Deadline

6/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center (APA) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

6/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)-SENACYT Internship – Application Deadline

6/20/18 – National Zoology Park (NZP) Small Mammal House Enrichment Internship – Application Deadline

6/22 (yearly) Smithsonian Facilities (SF) Intern Program – Fall Application Deadline

6/25/18 – Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Felid Endocrinology Internship – Application Deadline

6/30 (yearly) – National Zoology Park (NZP) Bird House Keeper Aide Internship – Fall Application Deadline

July:

7/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Gardens (SG) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1 (yearly) National Museum of African Art (NMAFA) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1/ (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Development (External Affairs) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Office of Communications and Marketing Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Special Events (External Affairs) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1 (yearly) Office of Advancement (OA) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1 (yearly) The Smithsonian Associates Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/1/18  Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Grassland Ecology Internship – Application Deadline

7/12 (yearly) National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) Freer Sackler Gallery (FSGA) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) General Smithsonian Internship Pool – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) Lawless Internship for Stories (High School Students)  – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) Office of Advancement (OA) Graphic Design Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Center for Digital Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) Internship – Fall Application Deadline

7/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of the Deputy Undersecretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support (DUSCIS) Special Projects Internship – Fall Application Deadline

August:

8/1/18 Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) Public/Digital History Internship – Application Deadline

September:

9/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Internship – Application Deadline

9/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)-SENACYT Internship – Application Deadline

9/29 (yearly) Smithsonian Facilities (SF) Intern Program – Winter Application Deadline

October:

10/1 (yearly) Archives of American Art (AAA) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Minority Internship Program – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Native American Internship Awards – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) Office of General Counsel (OGC) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/1 (yearly) The Smithsonian Associates (TSA) Internship – Winter/Spring Application Deadline

10/11 (yearly) Office of Finance and Accounting (OF&A) Associate Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/15 (yearly) Freer Sackler Gallery (FSGA) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/15 (yearly) National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/15 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Development (External Affairs) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/15 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Office of Communications and Marketing Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/15 (yearly) National Museum of American History (NMAH) Special Events (External Affairs) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Center for Digital Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

10/26 (yearly) Smithsonian Facilities (SF) Intern Program – Spring Application Deadline

10/31 (yearly) – National Zoology Park (NZP) Bird House Keeper Aide Internship – Spring Application Deadline

November:

11/1 (yearly) National Museum of African Art (NMAFA) Internship – Winter/Spring Application Deadline

11/1 (yearly) Office of Advancement (OA) Internship – Winter/Spring Application Deadline

11/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

11/15 (yearly) General Smithsonian Internship Pool – Spring Application Deadline

11/15 (yearly) Office of Advancement (OA) Graphic Design Internship – Spring Application Deadline

11/15 (yearly) Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

11/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center (APA) Internship – Spring Application Deadline

11/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies – Winter/Spring Application Deadline

11/15 (yearly) Smithsonian Office of the Deputy Undersecretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support (DUSCIS) Special Projects Internship – Spring Application Deadline

11/20 (yearly) National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Internship – Winter/Spring Application Deadline

December:

12/1 (yearly) Smithsonian Gardens (SG) Internship – Winter/Spring Application Deadline

Rolling Basis:

Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) Internship

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) Internship – Fall, Winter, and Spring

Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) Internship

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Office of Public Affairs Media and Public Affairs Internship

National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Internship – Fall, Winter, and Spring

National Postal Museum (NPM) Internship

National Zoology Park (NZP) Advancement Internship – Spring, Summer, and Fall

National Zoology Park (NZP) Media Relations Internship – Spring, Summer, and Fall

Office of Advancement (OA) Internship

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Internship

Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA) Special Emphasis Program

Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR) Internship

Office of International Relations (OIR) Internship

Office of Protection Services (OPS) Internship

Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) Internships

Smithsonian Access to Opportunities (AO) Internship

Smithsonian Affiliations (SA) Internship

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Forest Ecology Internship

Smithsonian Institution Exhibits (SIE) Internship

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Internship

Smithsonian Organization and Audience Research (SOAR) Internship

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