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National Museum of the American Indian Internships

Internships are available with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Internships at NMAI are generally for post high school students, currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated from one, that are interested in the museum profession and related fields.

Interns complete projects using NMAI resources and other Smithsonian offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Interns are selected by a review committee made up of five NMAI staff. Applicants should indicate three departments of interest: for example, Public Affairs, Publications, or Collections Management.

Approximately twenty-five percent of applicants are accepted for internships during any one-year period. Most NMAI internships range from six to ten weeks.

Ten-Week Internship Session Start Dates:
Spring: Starting third full week of March
Summer: Starting first full week of June
Fall: Starting last full week of September

For each internship term, applications must be submitted electronically by the following dates:
Winter/Spring term: November 20
Summer: February 6
Fall: July 12

Visit the internships related page on the National Museum’s website for further details.