National Museum of American History Internship Program

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National Museum of American History Internship Program

At the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH), interns are highly valued members of the Museum’s team. Internship opportunities are diverse, reflecting the various departments at NMAH. Interns work on projects involving research, collections management, preservation services, exhibition design and production, public affairs, public programming, education, development, and special events. This wide variety appeals to undergraduate and graduate students from a range of educational backgrounds including, but not limited to, history, museum studies, public history, library and archival science, communications, graphic design, and others. By completing essential duties in their internship positions, NMAH interns not only learn how the Museum functions, but are also able to see the immense contributions of their work firsthand. Furthermore, NMAH interns gain valuable insight into the structure of the larger Smithsonian Institution and are granted valuable networking and career development opportunities. The NMAH Internship Program provides a fun, enriching, and supportive environment for interns by organizing exciting behind-the-scene talks and tours inside of the Museum as well as around prime tourist and historical sites in Washington, D.C. For more information, please refer to the NMAH Internship webpage at http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internprog.cfm and email any questions to nmahintern@si.edu.