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Smithsonian Science Education Center Internship Program

The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SEC) works to improve the teaching and learning of science for K-12 students throughout the United States, and ultimately, throughout the world.  It develops innovative new curriculum, conducts Summer Science Academies for Teachers at the Smithsonian museums and labs, and fosters science education leadership among school and community leaders.

SSEC offers summer internships for students who are currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate, or graduate programs at a college or university. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. All interns must successfully complete a Federal background check before their internship begins. Interns may apply to work in one of the following divisions: Professional Services or Curriculum & Communications.  Read more about our work online:

Internships are for 10 weeks during the summer.  Fall and Spring internships are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to the student’s schedule and the availability of assignments.

Areas of Study: Students who have an interest in science, education, or business will find our work most engaging. We encourage minorities to apply.

Contact : Angela Pritchett

Contact Phone: 202-633-2284

Contact Email:

Opportunity Website:

Term: 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the summer. Student must be available the entire internship.

Stipend: Stipend amount is subject to available funding.

Deadline: Application is opne January 1st and closes March 15th of every year.

Apply Through: SOLAA