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NMNH Spring Break Internship Program

The Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB) provides college-level undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to join week-long internship projects in a wide variety of professional settings throughout the NMNH community. The goal is to place interested and motivated undergraduate and graduate students, during the week of their spring break, in a professional work environment at the National Museum of Natural History where they can:

– Gain practical experience by working in a professional museum setting
– Develop new skills by learning from NMNH professionals
– Provide a service to the organization by contributing their time and talents
– Create professional partnerships
– Pursue their fields of interest related, or not, to their current profession

Project focus and intensity varies greatly. Participants are expected to be in-residence at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC during their participation in the program.

AWARD PACKAGE: No financial assistance, housing, or travel allowance is provided as part of the program.

HOW TO APPLY: Contact the project sponsor directly.  Projects available are listed on the main web page – look for “Spring Break” in the title.


DEADLINE: Two weeks prior to the anticipated start date

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