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About Smithsonian Institution Internship

An internship at the Smithsonian Institution is a structured learning experience focused on the individual intern’s academic and professional goals. The Smithsonian offers approximately 60 different internship programs in areas such as art, history and culture, preservation, professional services, and scientific research, among others Interns are supervised directly by Smithsonian staff.


Open to high school, undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students, as well as recent graduates and mid-career applicants. Must be at least 16 years old to apply. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Smithsonian Institution Internship

Office of Fellowships and Internships
Smithsonian Institution
470 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Suite 7102
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-633-7070


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend, Unpaid
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students, Law School Students