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
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.
Join a dynamic team of museum educators to design and deliver education programming for an exciting new exhibition: Cellphone: Unseen Connections. The Office of Education and Outreach at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) seeks two Cellphone Exhibit Program Design interns to assist the lead exhibit educator in the design, testing, and implementation of in person, digital and hybrid programs that support the exhibit.
The Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) internship is a career immersion and science communication program for youth between the ages of 14-19, who are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-11) in the Washington D.C. region. The YES! program provides youth from populations that are traditionally or historically underrepresented in science an opportunity to engage in an immersive, hands-on internship with Smithsonian science staff.
Join a dynamic and diversely skilled team working on a new exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) called Our Places: Connecting People & Nature. Our Places is a collaborative effort between the Office of Exhibits and the Office of Education, Outreach, and Visitor Experience at NMNH to design an exhibition to create change. Nature is all around us every day. We form connections to the natural world through the places we live, work, study, and visit. People find themselves, community, and inspiration in nature.
Insects are incredibly diverse and play an important role in biodiversity. There are more than 159,000 species of true flies (Diptera, mosquitoes, gnats, horse flies, house flies, fruit flies, etc.) known to the scientific community today. Fly species play an important role in their natural environments and are a driving force of biodiversity wherever they occur. Many species are important to humans as plant pests, vectors of disease, or pollinators.
Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE) is a 10-week summer internship program hosted at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. NHRE interns work closely with scientific mentors to complete independent research projects in Earth Science, Biology, and Anthropology.
The internship is full time, 40 hours per week.
Previous research experience is not required, and we encourage applications from minorities and members of other groups underrepresented in the sciences.
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.