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Office of Advancement Internship Program

The Office of Advancement is pleased to offer internship opportunities for candidates interested in fundraising and development-oriented careers. Through these internships the Office of Advancement seeks to: - Provide interns with meaningful professional learning experiences. - Ensure interns supportive opportunities for growth and inclusive access to the advancement field through mentorship. Applications will be accepted from recent graduates of high school or college (up to 2 years post-graduation), undergraduates (2 or 4-year program), graduate students, career changers with less than two years of advancement experience, and those looking to re-enter the professional workforce. The Office of Advancement is focused on ensuring that diversity and inclusion is a part of our culture and everyday work. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please note that all internships in the Office of Advancement are classified as Non-Critical, Sensitive appointments. As such, all interns are subject to a background check. When an offer letter is issued, the offer is tentative until the background check has been completed with a successful result.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Advancement, you will need to register for an account with and submit an application through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointments System (SOLAA) here: In SOLAA, select the Office of Advancement Internship Program and then choose the specific internship project to which you wish to apply. Follow the application instructions in SOLAA. Information about internship formats, schedules, and stipends is included in each project description here:

Contact Information

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact: Harriet Newman,

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