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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.

Location
Maryland; Hybrid

Summer Scholars Internship

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives provides students in library, archival, information science, and related disciplines a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with expert libraries and Archives staff to acquire the latest skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed for today’s information and cultural heritage workplace. Through this program, we aim to help diversify the library, archive, and museum fields by providing guided learning opportunities to students and other qualified candidates from varied economic, cultural, social, and educational backgrounds.

Function
Library
Location
Washington, DC

Professional Development Internship

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

This long-standing internship program offers a unique opportunity for aspiring librarians and archivists to work alongside Smithsonian Libraries and Archives staff. Interns in this program acquire crucial skills, knowledge, and experience to prepare them for their future careers. This program is geared towards graduate students in a Master of Information Science program or similar.

Function
Library
Location
Washington, DC

Education Internship

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

For Summer 2023, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Education department is seeking an intern to help relaunch and expand our resource-lending kit, Traveling Trunks. These tactile multimedia kits are packed full of resources from across the Smithsonian Institution and deliver immersive educational experiences for a middle school audience. Through touch, tech, sight, and sound, Traveling Trunks creates a screen-free sensory rich environment.

Function
Education, Library

Social Justice Oral History Conversations Internship

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Social Justice Oral History Conversations Internship
Part-Time Hybrid Internship (less than 20 hours per week)
Time period: March 20-October 2023
Stipend: $5,000

Lemelson Center Archival Internship

National Museum of American History

The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, offers a full-time, 10 week, archival internship opportunity for one graduate student each summer. The internship stipend is $7,000. Housing, benefits, and transportation are not provided.

THE INTERNSHIP WILL:
Enable new professionals to understand, identify, and manage the historical records of American invention and innovation

Location
Washington, DC

Internships at the Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology

Office of Educational Technology

Interning at the Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology is a unique opportunity to be part of a new way the Smithsonian is making its resources more accessible and useful to teachers, students, parents, and anyone thrilled by the discovery and exploration of museum resources. As an intern with us, you'll be a formative part of the office communication team, working to deepen, enrich, personalize, and promote learning by encouraging and supporting the creative use of museum resources through research and collaboration with education partners.

Science Writing Internship

National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a science writing intern interested in gaining
experience in an active communications and public affairs office. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your
professional portfolio and learn how to present science and natural history stories to the public in relevant and
engaging ways.

Due to COVID-19, this internship may be virtual. The intern will primarily produce content on a variety of scientific
topics for the museum’s blog, Smithsonian Voices.

Office of Advancement Internship Program

Office of Advancement

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.

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