Six-month pre-program internship designed for qualified individuals preparing to apply to a graduate-level training program in cultural heritage conservation. Pre-program interns carry out supervised documentation, examination and treatment of collections items requested for NMAI exhibits or out-going loans. An understanding of current conservation approaches to Native American/Indigenous cultural heritage materials is developed during the six-month tenure.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art (NMAA), invites applications for the new Cheng-Harrell Graduate Internship program. This academic year, part-time (20 hrs/wk) paid opportunity is designed to foster interest and deliver training in museum work for five graduate students annually who may not otherwise have the resources to pursue a career in this professional sector.
The Peter A. Krueger Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain professional skills and learn about museum practices at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States that is exclusively devoted to historic and contemporary design. Interns will acquire in-depth knowledge and develop an enriched understanding of how the museum fulfills its mission to educate, inspire, and empower people through design.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art (NMAA), invites applications for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) paid opportunity designed for students with little to no previous museum experience. The program introduces interns to museum work as they concentrate on one assigned department compatible with their interests or career goals. Specific departments will be determined at the time of selection. See the function areas below for potential placements. NMAA's internship program seeks talented individuals of all backgrounds.
Smithsonian Affiliations, in collaboration with the Emerson Collective, Smithsonian Institution, and its Smithsonian Affiliates offers the Smithsonian Digital Learning and Engagement Internship to rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are committed to helping communities, are passionate about social justice, and are driven to accelerate positive impact in our world.
As part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI), the Smithsonian will virtually host a cohort of up to 15 Because of Her Story (BOHS) undergraduate or recently graduated interns June 13 - August 5,2022. This cohort intern program is in its third year and is offered to all Smithsonian units.
Smithsonian American Art Museum has two internship programs: 1.) The Advanced Level Program: a two-semester (fall/spring) museum operations program for graduate students, exceptional college seniors and individuals with a four-year college degree, with previous museum or art institution experience. All participants receive stipends.
The Invertebrate Zoology Department at the National Museum of Natural History has over 50 million specimens, many of them requiring frequent curatorial updates. Interns will assist in topping off fluid-preserved specimens, replacing outdated archival jars, stabilizing large batches of new incoming material, and much more. This internship program will provide students with the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on experience with research specimens and gain insight into how research specimens are stored and cared for.
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) offers internships during the Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer terms at the museum in Washington, D.C.; at the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, MD; and at the museum (George Gustav Heye Center) in New York City. The NMAI internship program provides educational opportunities focusing on cultural transmission; professional development; meaningful departmental projects; and networking with museum professionals.