Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is offering summer internship program in Washington DC for the year 2016. To be considered for the summer internship program, applicants must be a high school graduates and be currently enrolled in at an accredited college or university. This is paid internship programme. During the 10-week program, each intern is assigned a supervisor and works on an internship project and other tasks.
Field of Internship: Positions are available in areas such as aviation or space history, planetary science, collections management, digital experience, exhibit and graphic design, communications, budget and finance, or education. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Internship can be taken at: Washington DC (Many interns work at the Museum in Washington, DC, but others work at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, or the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland)
Eligibility: To be considered for the Summer Internship Program, applicants must be a high school graduate and be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university. They are expected to have a strong academic record. Applicants from outside the U.S. are welcome.
Internship Open for International Students: US as well as applicants from outside the U.S. are welcome to apply for this internship programme.
Is this paid internship? Yes, it provides a $5,500 stipend to help interns defray expenses. This stipend is administered in intervals during the internship period.
Internship Description: The structured summer internship program provides firsthand experience working in a museum. It's a great introduction to museum work or an opportunity to expand on previous experience. Each year, positions are available in areas such as aviation or space history, planetary science, collections management, digital experience, exhibit and graphic design, communications, budget and finance, or education. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Internship Duration: The 2016 program will run from June 1, 2016 until August 5, 2016. Interns work full-time, 40 hours a week.
Notification: Interns are notified of the status of their application by April 1.
How to Apply: The National Air and Space Museum Summer Internship Program application must be submitted via the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) website. Complete applications must include:
- Unofficial transcript
- Two letters of recommendation
- A statement of purpose (500-1,000 words) indicating the type of internship you are interested in and how an internship will contribute to your education and career goals.
Internship Application Deadline: Applications are accepted from January 15 to February 15 during the calendar year of the internship.