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TSA Online Marketing Intern


About TSA:  The Smithsonian Associates (TSA) advances the Institution’s mission “to increase and diffuse knowledge” through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian’s research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide.

Intern Duties:  Support the Web & eMarketing Team by assisting with eMarketing projects, such as:

  • Help with eMarketing campaigns by sending emails to targeted members of the TSA database to help fill open spaces in classes and tours.
  • Design, write and proof emails. Assist with website copy-writing
  • Using web analytics software to research results from marketing campaigns and report on findings
  • Participation in planning and strategy sessions for specific projects
  • May include some content management for social networking websites as well as friend communication and contest implementation
  • Assist with research as needed
  • Additional projects as assigned based on marketing needs and skills of applicant.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop enhanced communication skills for customer relation and marketing
  • Become familiar with common eMarketing tools, reporting and best practices that are valuable for future employment
  • Gain exposure to a wide variety of real life marketing needs and solutions
  • Practice database management and learning to target campaigns for greater ROI and lower COS, to ensure successful marketing approaches

Qualifications:  Candidates should possess the following skills:

  • Strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Impeccable attention to detail
  • Basic facility with computers and technology; basic html knowledge preferred
  • A basic knowledge of Photoshop and aesthetic abilities
  • Positive energy and an eagerness to learn.
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. College students at the junior, senior and graduate levels studying marketing, communications, music/arts administration or public relations are preferred.

Terms:  Spring (Jan – May), Summer (Jun – Aug) & Fall (Sept – Dec)

Time Commitment:  1 semester (Preference given to applicants who can stay a full school year)

Schedule:  Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Hours flexible

Supervisor:   Jamie Jean Schneider, E-Marketing Specialist

Award Package: None

Location:  S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

To be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the dates below:  Fall Positions: July 1; Winter/Spring Positions: October 1; Summer Positions: February 1 (Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis).

To Apply:  Complete the online application at Click on the link for the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Questions can be directed to the Intern Coordinator at or 202.633.8641.