Internship Program

Are you interested in learning more about the inner workings of history museums? The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) offers formal internships to qualified applicants who are excited to learn!

All Smithsonian internships are prearranged, structured learning experiences that take place within a specific time period, usually fall, spring and summer each year. Each internship should be relevant both to the intern's academic and professional goals and to the professional disciplines represented at the museum.

NMAH internships allow a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can learn from museum professionals and scholars in a variety of fields. While learning from knowledgeable mentors in the dynamic atmosphere of the museum and Washington, D.C. area, interns enjoy an intensive experience as multifaceted as the museum itself!

Click here to learn more about the internship opportunities that are currently available here at NMAH!

Click here to learn application deadlines and how to apply!

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Still have questions? Contact the Interns and Fellows Program Manager through this contact form.