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Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship

Central Smithsonian Wide Internships

2023 Timeline

Application opens: January 9

Deadline for applications: March 6

Fire Protection Engineering Internship at the Smithsonian Institution

Office of Safety, Health & Environmental Management, Fire Protection Division

The primary purpose of the Fire Protection Division (FPD) internship is to provide a practical learning experience in the areas of life safety and fire protection engineering. Interested students should be enrolled in an engineering related major, from an accredited college or university, and willing to learn how to conduct facility assessments, perform design reviews, and provide construction oversight for fire protection and life safety systems.

Latino Museum Studies Program Undergraduate Internship

National Museum of the American Latino

The Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP) Undergraduate Internship is a museum career pathway program designed to increase hands-on training opportunities for Latina, Latino, and Latinx-identifying undergraduate students interested in art museum careers. The program focuses in non-curatorial museum roles including the areas of conservation, museum education, interpretation, digital culture, collections management, and exhibition design, fabrication and production.

Washington, DC

Internships at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Every year, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage involves over a hundred interns in our various activities. We offer internships year-round in various fields, including folklore, cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology, linguistics, museum studies, arts administration, graphic and web design, videography, marketing, social media, and library science. Internships can take place remotely or in Washington, D.C.

STEM4SD Intern - Professional Services Division, Smithsonian Science Education Center

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Project Description: Intern will work with educators, researchers, staff, SSEC partners, and experts in the field of STEM Education for Sustainable Development (STEM4SD) to support the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals project and the Network for Emergent Socio-Scientific Thinking (NESST). Learning objectives include:

Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Intern - Curriculum, Digital Media, and Communications Division, Smithsonian Science Education Center

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Project Description: Intern will work with Smithsonian Science Education Center curriculum developers to assist in the revision of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom modules. Interns will learn how to apply knowledge of science content, research, and pedagogy to assist in developing high-quality resources for teaching and learning. Learning objectives include:
• Assisting in the revision of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom modules. This task may include writing, editing, and proofreading as part of a team of writers, editors, education specialists, and scientists.

Community Science Internship

National Museum of Natural History

The Office of Education, Outreach and Visitor Experiences is seeking an intern to assist in the development of a citizen-science pollinator project on the Zooniverse ( platform, a portal for citizen-science research. The intern will work with a diverse group of scientists and volunteers to utilize different data collection modalities to study bumble bees and other pollinating insects. Other aspects of the internship may involve documenting protocols for data collection, collecting and analyzing data on pollinators and helping educators start a pollinator project.

Internship with Smithsonian Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens (SG) provides an array of learning experiences through its internship program thanks to the wide diversity of services and programs it offers at the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from professional staff that can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals wanting to enter the public gardening world.

The following intern programs are operating onsite, and hybrid format that are accepting applications for Summer 2023:

Together We Thrive MCI Summer 2023 Internship

Museum Conservation Institute

The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is a center for specialized technical collection research and conservation care for all Smithsonian museums and collections. MCI combines knowledge of materials and the history of technology to provide technical research studies and interpretation of artistic, anthropological, biological, and historical objects. We are the only Smithsonian resource for technical studies and scientific analyses for most of the Smithsonian’s collections, offering unique analytical capabilities to Smithsonian researchers.

Maryland; Hybrid
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