The Robert Frederick Smith Internship Program seeks to reverse the trend of underrepresentation of African Americans and other minorities in museum professions through well-paid internships at NMAAHC as well as at select cultural institutions across the country. Internships provide guided learning experiences consisting of hands-on training, mentoring, attendance at educational events, and cultivation of contacts for the next generation of researchers, scholars, curators, and other museum, library, preservation, and heritage professionals – individuals who will assume the mantle of identifying, documenting, curating, and digitizing treasured artifacts that reflect African American history and culture.
Required documents for all positions: Resume, cover letter, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation.
To apply for positions in Washington, DC, submit application documents via SOLAA.
To apply for positions in other locations, e-mail materials to RFSInternships@si.edu. Please see website for detailed instructions. Application deadline: February 15
For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact: RFSInternships@si.edu