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Robert Frederick Smith Internships

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.

How to Apply

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 Please see website for detailed instructions. Application deadline: February 15

Contact Information

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact:

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