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Internships at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) believes that a great 21st-century museum is more than a building. We must engage communities in surprising and innovative ways, transcending boundaries and barriers. We are a migratory museum that brings Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander history, art, and culture to you through innovative museum experiences online and throughout the United States.
The Center works to redefine and expand the traditional museum model to transform how museums can be places for civic engagement, critical and constructive dialogue, and social justice. Through programs that invite visitors to inquire, discover, and learn via direct exchanges with artists, scholars, and cultural practitioners, we engage the public through events that recognize art, history, and culture as vehicles that can bring everyone together. 

The Center has two internship tracks - Education and Operations.
•    The Education track will: will focus on projects that expand AANHPI representation in K-12 education nationwide and interns’ knowledge of educational platforms and community partnerships.
•    The Operations track will: focuses on projects related to upcoming exhibitions and expanding interns’ knowledge on museum operations and procedures.

While these tracks are separate, the internship program’s foundation is a cohort-learning environment. Interns can expect to work with and learn from one another. All interns at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will work alongside staff, receive professional development, and expand their knowledge on museum operations and “behind the scenes” work throughout the internship.  


How to Apply

For more details on how to apply for these opportunities please visit the APAC website.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact:

Washington, DC
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