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Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs Internship

The Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA) directs, oversees, facilitates, and reports on all aspects of equal opportunity in the Smithsonian Institution’s employment and business relationships while ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines and Institutional policies. Interns serving in OEEMA can expect direct interaction with staff on a constant basis and involvement with a wide range of projects, as the work of the office dictates.

Past OEEMA interns have gained skills and experience by assisting with projects such as: Editing and creating material for OEEMA’s websites and outreach materials, advocating for increased small business use via the Suppler Diversity program, developing and implementing small business follow up procedures, evaluating small business marketing materials and, updating databases with sources of diverse recruitment candidates and prospective vendors.

We expect a great deal from our interns; students interning in OEEMA can expect a challenging and enriching learning experience. Students applying for OEEMA internships must possess analytical and writing skills, the ability to conduct research, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Are Smithsonian OEEMA Interns Paid?

Unfortunately interns serving in OEEMA are not paid. Applicants may seek financial assistance on their own from outside sources.

Can I receive academic credit for completing an internship?

Awarding academic credit for an internship is at the discretion of your high school, college, or university. However, we will assist you in providing appropriate information as requested by your school. Arrangements for accreditation should be made before you begin the internship.

Areas of Study:  Business Management, Marketing, Supplier Diversity, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, General Arts and Administration

Contact: Shahin Nemazee

Contact Phone: 202-633-6417

Program Website:

Apply Through: SOLAA


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