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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 virtually host a cohort of up to 15 Because of Her Story (BOHS) undergraduate or recently graduated interns June 13 - August 5,2022. This cohort intern program is in its third year and is offered to all Smithsonian units. Through a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including a hands-on virtual 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

Read the Application Guide for the 2022 Virtual Because of Her Story Cohort Internship Program. Create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Search under " Office of the Undersecretary for Museums and Culture (OUSMC)" and select the "2022 Virtual Because of Her Story Internship" from the drop-down menu. Start an application for this program.  Applications will be capped at 400 students. The application will close when SOLAA receives 400 applicants or February 28, 2022—whichever comes first.

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