Internship at the Smithsonian Institution Info Session

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's (3rd Floor)

Interested in an internship at the Smithsonian Institution (SI)?

This Wednesday, January 24th from 1:00-2:00pm at George's (3rd floor Johnson Center) Karen Carter, SI Program Specialist, will talk about the broad array of SI’s academic appointment opportunities, from museums to programs to administrative offices. Learn about:

  • basic qualifications
  • best times to apply
  • how to search for opportunities
  • tips for navigating the on-line application system
  • what reviewers look for in essays
  • other pertinent information. 


Immediately following the presentation, we will have representatives from the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, and Career Services available to additional information on how to get involved. Refreshments will be provided.


In the past couple of years, Mason students and faculty have held internships or fellowships in these Smithsonian Museums and offices:

  • National Zoological Park
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Office of Chief Information Officer
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institution in Thailand
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
    and others!