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NASM Announces Communications/Marketing Fall Internship at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 by in The OFI Blog |


The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is seeking one part-time fall intern to support its marketing and communications activities.  This internship is based at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Learning Objectives:

Gain skills related to media relations as they pertain to a large, public museum by assisting/staffing media and documentary film/photo shoots.

Obtain/expand knowledge related to destination marketing through work on advertising plans and development and implementation of a museum program’s multi-media marketing plan.

Learn about outreach efforts to local tourism industry organizations.

Understand daily operations of a large scale museum, both on a daily basis and for special programs through hands-on interaction with visitors and other duties as assigned.

Develop skills relating to survey research by assisting with the design, implementation, and analysis of a visitor survey.


Currently pursuing, or recently attained a degree in communications, public relations, advertising, marketing, mass media, or tourism.

Excellent verbal and written skills.

Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.


This internship is based at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.  Transportation will not be provided.  Free parking will be available at the museum, and public transportation is available from the Wiehle/Reston East Park and Ride via Fairfax Connector bus.

Hours, Dates, and Stipend:

The award recipient will be expected to intern a minimum of 20 hours per week between November 9, 2015 and December 14, 2015.  Schedules will be agreed upon by the intern and supervisor. A stipend of $1,650 will be offered for the six week internship.

Application Procedure:

Please e-mail a resume and a statement of purpose (not to exceed 250 words) that describes how this internship would contribute to your career goals.  Applications should be sent to Holly Williamson by 11:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, November 1, 2015. Additional materials may be requested during the application process.


Holly Williamson,, 202/633-2373

Amy Stamm,, 202/633-2392