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The Smithsonian Associates Internship

Complementing Smithsonian research, exhibitions, and collections, TSA offers a curriculum consisting of hundreds of courses, lectures, tours, performances, seminars, and other activities. TSA interns are offered opportunities to learn about various aspects of educational programming for both adults and children, while contributing extensively to one of the world’s great cultural institutions. More information can be found at: Development: Support the Development Office through creating marketing materials, drafting grants and sponsor proposals, maintaining website text, and conducting research on funding sources. Discovery Theater: Support the Discovery Theater staff in all aspects: house management, ticketing and group sales, administration, and production support. Online Marketing: Support the Marketing staff by editing images and HTML to be used in marketing campaigns and on social media sites as well as using web analytics software to research results from marketing campaigns. eMarketing & Customer Research: Support Marketing staff writing and editing program descriptions for use on the Web and in the creation of sales copy in email solicitations. National Education Outreach: Provide support in creating programs for national audiences including conducting research, developing contracts, and assisting with logistics coordination and marketing. Performing Arts:Assist with research, booking, budgets, logistical set-up, and marketing. Provide program support during some evening and weekend programs, including box office and house management duties. Public Affairs: Assist with all aspects of publicizing TSA programs, fulfill press requests, and help draft media and calendar releases. Studio Arts: Provide program support for course workshops; and content for the Studio Arts blog, Studio Arts landing page, and Facebook page. Summer Camp: Support the team by assisting with the daily running of the 7-week camp program, supervising campers and assistants, up-keep of rosters and paperwork, parent communication, and supply organization and procurement. // Credit: College or university credit may be awarded by the student’s sponsoring institution through advance agreement with student’s college/university and TSA.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-8641

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Session Name: Fall

Term: September-December

Deadline: July 1


Session Name: Winter/Spring

Term: January-May

Deadline: October 1


Session Name: Summer

Term: June-August

Deadline: February 1


Apply Through: SOLAA

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