Are you interested in US history? Do you want to learn more about the inner workings of history museums--either as an introduction or a deeper dive into an aspect of the museum field? The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) offers internships to folks who are excited to engage in professional learning experiences! NMAH offers internships in every department of the museum, including (but definitely not limited to!) curatorial and collections management, museum education and audience engagement, exhibition design and production, communications and marketing, special events and donor relations, and museum operations. The specific internships offered each cycle (spring, summer, or fall) depend on mentor availability and upcoming possible internship projects. Check out our interest to learn more about our upcoming internships and our NMAH application pools!
To learn more about how to apply, check out our website: https://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship/apply. We only accept applications via SOLAA, and you can only submit an application during each semester's recruitment cycle. Typically, spring internships recruitment happens between August-September, summer internship recruitment happens between November-February, and fall internship recruitment happens between April-May.
Caroline Fiertz, NMAH's Interns & Fellows Program Manager