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Office of Policy and Analysis Internship

Office of Policy and Analysis (OP&A) Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students. An OP&A internship provides experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative policy-related studies of major Smithsonian programmatic and administrative activities. In addition, the office conducts quantitative and qualitative studies of Smithsonian visitors and program participants. Interns either work as collaborators with OP&A staff in data collection, analysis, and presentation of results or undertake independent projects. A social science related background (management, business, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, education, etc.) and some coursework in qualitative or quantitative research methods are helpful. Academic credit can be arranged. Applicants are encouraged to review several OP&A reports posted at for examples of the types of studies the office conducts. If you are interested in pursuing an internship with OP&A, please submit a cover letter, resume, recent course paper, two references and proposed start dates to Zahava D. Doering. Electronic submissions are appreciated.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-5588

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Term: 10 week minimum

Apply Through: SOLAA

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