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Education and Outreach Internship

This internship provides the opportunity to learn various components related to developing education and outreach materials for curators, staff, and the general public. As both a public garden and open-air museum, Smithsonian Gardens’ educational programming encompasses art, history, science, and culture. Interns acquire hands-on experience, complete meaningful projects with lasting value to the Smithsonian, and get an inside view of the Smithsonian Institution.

This education and outreach internship fosters experience in horticultural programming and is structured to provide an intern with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the areas of education, outreach, or research. The intern will have the opportunity to work on one or more of the following projects: to assist the CEA manager with the development and management of educational content on existing garden themes for both virtual and on-site programs for children, families, and adults as well as learn to create educational curriculum and activities for new and existing content.

Applicants must be enrolled in a university horticulture or related program or recently graduated from one. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.

Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Gardens intern program:

Submit an online application.
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, and career goals.

How to Apply

Completed application, essay describing background, interest in field, and career goals, academic records, unofficial college transcripts and two letters of recommendation should be submitted online through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact:

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