Application opens: January 9
Deadline for applications: March 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Justice Oral History Conversations Internship
Part-Time Hybrid Internship (less than 20 hours per week)
Time period: March 20-October 2023
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.
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
The intern will assist with the creation of teacher resources for TII and local educators, including integrating authentic data and technology into their classrooms. The intern will help review and log applications for TII 2023 and assist with planning of the 2023 institute. The intern will assist with a plan for 2023-2024 professional development.
Michelle Knovic Smith (1950–2021), as an educator, mentor, and leader, in her more than three decades at the Smithsonian, pioneered innovative and effective approaches to the Smithsonian's mission of the “diffusion of knowledge.” First, as Publication’s Director for the Institution’s teacher magazines, Art to Zoo and Smithsonian in Your Classroom, Michelle developed publications and distribution strategies that reached every school in the country.