Public Affairs/Office of Communications & Marketing

The office of public affairs tracks and responds to all incoming media queries; develops strategies for effective proactive information about museum activities; coordinates documentary film crews, approves outside media releases by agencies/donors, approves advertisements promoting exhibitions and public programs and handles any crisis issues. The office also facilitates all interviews with the director and curators and is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all media, documentary and commercial film crews.

We rely heavily on interns who generally have projects of their own to promote start to finish. In addition, interns assist the office with daily operations: researching and responding to media and public inquiries, compiling media clips, researching and writing calendar submissions, media advisories and releases and some other things that come up.

How to Apply
  1. Interested applicants must go on to SOLAA, the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system and create an account.
  2. Choose "NMAH Office of Communications and Marketing Internship Program" as your program choice.
  3. Fill out your contact information, upload a résumé, two letters of recommendation, transcript (unofficial copy accepted) and a two page essay (summarizing your skills, coursework and experiences as well as sharing your learning expectations).
  4. Deadlines 
    Spring - October 15
    Summer – March 1
    Fall – July 1