The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is proud to offer internships in a variety of museum fields throughout the year.
Our NMAH Internship Program application is currently open for Summer 2023.
Only complete SOLAA applications will be considered; this means, at its most basic, a submitted application on SOLAA for the correct semester that includes a learning goals essay and a resume, with the option to also include a transcript/class list or letters of reference. Please note the following due dates:
Spring 2023 applications for the NMAH Internship Program is now closed. Spring intern selections should be made by late November. Spring internships should expect to start at the beginning of February, and internships can last through mid-May.
Summer 2023 applications for the NMAH Internship Program will be due January 17, 2023, at 12 PM EST. Summer intern selections should be made by early March. Summer internships should expect to start at the beginning of June, and internships can last through mid-August.
Please note: some specific internship opportunities are only offered in spring or in summer—not both. Some internships are offered every semester. Please check the internship post to determine when it’s expected to take place. If you’d like to apply for the same internship for spring and for summer, please submit two applications—one for spring, and one for summer. To learn how to submit multiple applications easily, check out our How to Apply guide.
Internships may also be posted on a rolling basis. To get updates about new internship opportunities as they are posted, you’re encouraged to sign up to our recruitment mailing list using this form.
What internships are offered at NMAH?
The internships we offer change each cycle (spring, summer, or fall), depending on mentor availability and upcoming possible internship projects.
- Click here to learn more about specific internship opportunities at NMAH! These are internships that are actively accepting applications for the upcoming internship cycle.
- Click here to learn more about NMAH’s general application pools! Because of the dynamic nature of projects within the museum, potential mentors may review general applications to see if they can offer an intern an unexpected learning opportunity. *Please note that only the General Application Pool: Office of Curatorial Affairs will be accepting applications for Fall 2022.
Want to stay up-to-date about our recruitment for NMAH internships? Sign up with your email here!
How do I apply for an internship?
Check out the "How to Apply" section of our NMAH internship website!
What if I still have some questions?
Check out our NMAH Internship FAQ!