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Because of Her Story Cohort Internship Program

As part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI), the Smithsonian will host a cohort of up to 15 Because of Her Story (BOHS) undergraduate or recently graduated interns June 12--August 4, 2023. Through a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including a hands-on internship at a designated Smithsonian unit, and a curriculum of structured cohort activities, BOHS interns will develop familiarity and experience with museums and research units and American women’s history. This will allow interns to gain a deeper understanding about museum and educational best practices, job skills for working in a museum or research center, and increase their knowledge and experience regarding interdisciplinary women’s history. Through activities such as developing educational and outreach programs, creating a social media campaign, or conducting research, the interns will help further the work of the American Women’s History Initiative. Interns will amplify women’s voices to tell a more complete American story, reach a diverse audience, and empower and inspire people from all walks of life.

How to Apply

Application information will be available Jan. 9, 2023 on Read Read through the Application Materials for the 2023 Because of Her Story Cohort Internship Program. In SOLAA, search under " Office of the Undersecretary for Museums and Culture (OUSMC)" and select the "2023 Because of Her Story Cohort Internship" from the drop-down menu. Applications will be capped at 400 students. The application will close when SOLAA receives 400 applicants or February 13, 2023—whichever comes first.

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