Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative 2020 Summer Cohort Internship Program
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020, or when 350 applications are received (please see details below)
This summer, be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Through hands-on activities and original research, you will contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women’s voices from the past and present. You will learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. You will develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women’s history.
Who? Undergraduate and recent graduates with a commitment to women’s history
What? Eight-week long cohort internship experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly $382.50 stipend. The total value of this internship, including the weekly stipend and the paid group housing, is $6,300 (not including travel reimbursement).
Where? Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
When? June 14 – August 8, 2020
Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills.
Application deadline: Be advised that this application will close on will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on either: (A) Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time or (B) The date that 350 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 350 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 350.
Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Program Description
Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Project Descriptions
Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Application Guide
- Create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).
- Search under “Provost and Under Secretary for Museums, Education and Research” and select the “Because of Her Story Internship Program” from the drop-down menu.
- Start an application for this program.
- Be sure to complete all sections and include the email addresses for your references before you click submit.
For questions: Email BOHSinternship@si.edu
Smithsonian Libraries have opened their General Internship program for Summer 2019 applications, as well as a new paid opportunity, the Education Latinx Narratives project. Applications for both will close on March 22, 2019.
General Internship Program
These flexible, part-time opportunities are open to both undergrad and graduate students in a variety of subjects, with one remote/virtual opportunity. Summer 2019 projects include:
- Collections Processing: Cultural Heritage Legacy Library at the Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex
- Art Reference & Serials Collection Management Project at the American Art/Portrait Gallery Library
- Donor Stewardship Program Development in our Advancement Office
- Biodiversity Heritage Library Digital Content Internship, a *virtual* opportunity with the Biodiversity Heritage Library
- Education – Digital Media Creation with our Education Department
Education Latinx Narratives project
New for Summer 2019, this project offers both a stipend and travel allowance for two students to help develop an interactive classroom resource (Unstacked) funded by the Latino Initiative Pool (LIP) Award. This internship involves selecting complimentary Smithsonian Libraries images, Smithsonian Institution 3-D objects, and Smithsonian Folkways songs and sound files that explore and represent Latinx cultures. The interns will gain experience authoring lessons plans that will accompany the materials in a classroom setting and help guide the visual, tactile, and audio elements of the materials. These lesson plans will be differentiated based on four age groups and across four core concepts (STEM, Cultural History, Language Arts, and Social Justice). In addition, lesson plans will be translated in both Spanish and English.
The ideal candidates for this internship will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Masters program in Education, Museum Education, Library Science, Latino Studies, or related field. Strong proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Experience developing educational materials preferred. Start and end dates are flexible, minimum work must be equivalent to 10 weeks, full-time.
Please see program pages for more information or contact Erin Rushing, Outreach Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.