Paid Internship at Smithsonian Office in USA

Current students and recent graduates of any major are invited for a paid-part time internship at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Washington, D.C. starting in September 2020. Interns will receive a monthly stipend and academic credit. The deadline is on 12 June 2020.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is a migratory museum that shares Asian Pacific American history, art, and culture through innovative museum experiences online and throughout the U.S through the Smithsonian Institution’s work. The Center works to redefine and expand the traditional museum model to transform how museums can be places for civic engagement, critical and constructive dialogue, and social justice. Through public programs, they engage the public through events that recognize art and culture as vehicles that can bring them together in a new model of museum experience.

Internships usually last between 10-15 weeks. Part-time internships of 20-30 hours per week are encourages. Such internships are flexible with start & end dates, duration, and number of hours worked per week. APAC offers modest internship stipends every semester. Interns may also receive academic credit through their universities. The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships also offers funded opportunities through several scholarship programs. The internship is intended to start in September 2020.

The deadline is on 12 June 2020.


Main criteria

  • Current undergraduate students of all years, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible for the internship
  • Applicants are required to provide a cover letter of no more than two pages addressing interest in the position and anticipated outcomes of the internship
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, resume, and two letters of recommendation are required
  • Additionally, please attach one relevant work sample to the application

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