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Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative 2019 Summer Internship Program

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 by in The OFI Blog |


This summer, be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Through hands-on activities and original research, you will contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women’s voices from the past and present. You will learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. You will develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women’s history.

Who? Undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates with a commitment to women’s history

What? Eight-week long internship and cohort experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly $370.00 stipend.

Where?  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

When? June 16–August 10, 2019

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills.

Application deadline: April 8, 2019

Program Information:

Because of Her Story 2019 Summer Internship Program Description 

Because of Her Story 2019 Summer Internship Application Guide

Application Process:

To apply:

  1. Create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA)
  2. Search under “Provost and Under Secretary for Museums, Education and Research” and select the “Because of Her Story Internship Program” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Start an application for this program.
  4. Be sure to complete all sections and include the email addresses for your references before you click submit.

For questions: Email