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National Portrait Gallery Internship

Generations of remarkable Americans are kept in the company of their fellow citizens at the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery presents the wonderful diversity of individuals who have left�and are leaving�their mark on our country and our culture. Through the visual and performing arts, we celebrate American leaders, artists, activists, and icons of pop culture. They all link us to our past, our present, and our future. The National Portrait Gallery, as part of the Smithsonian Institution, offers formal internships to qualified applicants. A Smithsonian internship is a prearranged, structured learning experience that should be relevant both to the intern’s academic and professional goals and to the professional disciplines represented at the Smithsonian. Various departments at the National Portrait Gallery sponsor interns throughout the year. The availability of internships is dependent upon departmental projects and staff needs, as well as the background, skills, and interest of the applicant; a full listing of opportunities may be found on our website. Projects are based on needs of the department and are agreed upon by the mutual consent of the intern candidate and his or her supervisor. Please see our website to explore the National Portrait Gallery’s departments and how to apply.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-8508

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Deadline: Considered year-round

Apply Through: SOLAA

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