As an intern, you will have the chance to work with professionals across the Institution.

Office of Advancement: Internships

Due to the COVID-19 response, internships with the Office of Advancement have been paused until further notice.

The Office of Advancement accepts applications on a rolling basis year-round, but we typically fill internships for the summer, fall semester and winter/spring semester.

All internships are unpaid. We are willing to work with your educational institution to provide academic credit, if requested. All internships are located in or near the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall, Washington, DC.

All candidates should have an interest in fundraising and a development-oriented career with a particular interest in the area selected. The ideal candidate should be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week for a period of 8 weeks or more, will be someone who can take initiative and work independently, and will require limited supervision. Familiarity with Excel, Word and databases is very helpful. Specific skills are required for the Communications Internship and the Online Marketing Fundraising Internship.

To Apply
The fall/spring/summer sessions run from September to December/January to May/June to August. We are currently accepting applications. To apply, submit an application through the Smithsonian internship online system. Once you've completed your application, Harriet Newman in the Office of Advancement will receive it and share it with the relevant team.

Harriet Newman
Intern Coordinator
Office of Advancement, Smithsonian Institution
Phone: 202.633.5057

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Visit the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships and choose the unit that interests you to find out if there are any open positions.