Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Internship
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) provides vision, leadership, and support for Asian Pacific American initiatives for the Smithsonian and works to better reflect their contributions to the American experience, world culture, and the understanding of our planet and the natural world through research, outreach, and programs. Interns at APAC embark on an academic and professional journey while participating in unique Smithsonian activities. They will have the opportunity to develop a research project centered on their academic and/or community interests. They will have the opportunity to learn more about APAC’s “museum without walls” model by participating in the development of upcoming public programs and education materials. Work is performed directly under a supervisor who will encourage the intern to analyze and reflect on the work at hand and to relate it to their academic, professional, and/or personal goals. Internships are designed to increase the educational and professional skills of undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, and other individuals contemplating a career with community organizations, museums, academia and more. The duration of an internship may range from 10-15 weeks depending on academic quarter systems or semesters. An internship usually involves a schedule of 20-40 hours per week. However, it may be structured for any number of hours that are mutually agreeable to both the intern and the APAC. Applicants will be chosen based on their academic qualifications, experience working with APA communities, personal goals, and interests contributing ideas to further APAC’s missions and goals. Applicants are generally current college students, recent college graduates, and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Most interns are at the junior or senior undergraduate level, though strongly qualified freshman and sophomores will be considered. Internships are available to high school students.