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American Indian Program

The research collections housed in the National Museum of Natural History offer enormous opportunities for research to students of Native American history and culture. The American Indian Program was established in 1986 to encourage participation of Native Americans in Smithsonian activities and to support collection research, exhibitions, and public program-ming as they relate to Native peoples. The program is particularly interested in collaborative projects with Indian-controlled museums, colleges, and other cultural and educational institutions but welcomes inquiries about research, exhibitions, and other outreach activities from all interested parties. The Program Director has supervised a number of graduate students in various fields. Internships and research grants are available from the Office of Fellowships for work at the Museum under the direction of the Program Director.

Contact : JoAllyn Archambault

Contact Address: Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

Contact Phone: (202) 633-1936

Contact Email:

Term: Open

Stipend: Apply for a stipend from the Native American Fellowships through the Office of Fellowships and Internships to work with the American Indian Program.

Deadline: See Office of Fellowships and internships deadline

Apply Through: SOLAA