Department/Area: Agriculture, Architecture, CEES, Community Development, Education, Environmental Toxicology, Engineering, Graduate School, Sciences
Title: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Brief Description: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain exposure and experience in a research environment. The program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of the Center's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.
Students applying to the program have the option of selecting an internship project from the following categories: Global Change, Landscape Ecology, Ecology of Coastal Ecosystems, Population and Community Ecology, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental and Ecology Education. Students will become familiar with much of the research being conducted at SERC, but they will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them. In addition to their research, students participate in field trips, seminars, lectures, and an intern open house. All participants are expected to integrate what they have learned during their experience and present a brief seminar at the end of their stay.
Proposed Funding: Term: 10 to 16 weeks, Stipend: $400/wk
Agency Deadlines: February 1st for Summer positions (May to August), November 15th for Spring positions (January to April), June 1st for Fall positions (September to December)
Website Address: www.serc.si.edu/internship
Department/Area: Business, Sciences, Architecture, Education, Public Policy, Graduate School, Arts & Humanities, International Education, Museum
Title: Freer Gallery of Art
Brief Description: The Freer Gallery of Art, along with its sister museum, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, are the national museums of Asian art at the Smithsonian Institution and are jointly administered. The Freer Gallery of Art houses one of the most distinguished collections of Asian art in the world today, as well as the largest collection of work by James McNeill Whistler. The Gallery supports advanced research and disseminates the results through exhibitions and publications. Internships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for special projects and general departmental work in the following departments. Administration, Collections Management (Registrar), Conservation and Scientific Research, Curatorial, Design and Installation, Development, Education (including public programs), Library and Archives, Publications, Photography, Public Affairs, and Shops. A working knowledge of pertinent Asian languages is suggested for curatorial internships.
Proposed Funding: Stipend: No
Agency Deadlines: Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15th for summer internships (or longer internships beginning in the summer), July 15th for fall internships, November 15th for winter/spring internships.
Website Address: http://www.asia.si.edu
Department/Area: Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Title: Architectural History and Historic Preservation (AHHP)
Brief Description: Architectural History and Historic Preservation (AHHP), Office of the Facilities, Engineering and Operations, offers internships for the study of the history and preservation of the Smithsonian buildings. The Smithsonian buildings vary in date and style from the Patent Office Building (housing the Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery) of 1839 to the National Museum of the American Indian now under construction. While they vary greatly in style and date, the Smithsonian buildings share a common program creating a unique complex of American public buildings. An internship in the AHHP office is a prearranged, structured learning experience under the guidance of the Director. This internship program is provided for both undergraduates and graduate students. Some previous coursework or experience in art history, architectural history or historic preservation is required.
Proposed Funding: Not Available
Agency Deadlines: The deadline for application submission to the summer internship program is April 1. Fall and Spring internships can also be arranged. The deadline for fall applications is July 1 and for spring the application deadline is January 1.
Website Address: www.si.edu/ofg/intern.htm