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Department/Area: International Education, Technology, Graduate School, Arts & Humanities

Title: International Center (IC)

Brief Description: The International Center serves as a home for several independent units that foster the Smithsonian's international activities and organize various types of international programs that are not ordinarily undertaken elsewhere within the Institution. Internships are created as the need arises in connection with the development of specific projects by the various units. International Center units include the Office of International Relations, the International Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program, and the Washington office of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Some of these units occasionally have projects suitable for interns to work on; others rarely do. Thus, internship opportunities in the Center do not exist year-round or necessarily during the summer, but occur at random and sporadic intervals. Applications will be considered from graduate students and undergraduates in their junior or senior years of college. Typical intern duties include research, writing, editing, scheduling, archiving, database management and light office work.

Proposed Funding: Stipend: No

Agency Deadlines: Minimum of two months, Applications: Considered year-round

Contact Information: Internship Coordinator, International Center, Quad 3123, Smithsonian Institution, P. O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, Telephone: 202/357-2519, Fax: 202/786-2557

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Department/Area: International Education, Education, Arts & Humanities, Public Policy, Graduate School

Title: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)

Brief Description: Each year a number of undergraduate and graduate internships are available at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Internships are offered during the summer, spring, and fall/winter semesters, and academic credit may be arranged through the intern's school. International students are encouraged to apply. While internships are unpaid appointments, they provide an excellent foundation for future museum work or art-related careers.

Applicants should have 15 semester hours of art history or equivalent academic preparation, with a grade point average of 3.25 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduate students. A specialization in modern and contemporary art history is helpful.

Proposed Funding: Stipend: No

Agency Deadlines: Fall - June 1st, Spring - November 1st, Summer - March 1st

Contact Information: Internship coordinator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, MRC 350 PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, Telephone: 202/357-3235, E-mail:

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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.

Contact Information: Internship coordinator, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, Telephone: 202/633-0465

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Department/Area: Computer Science, Graduate Research

Title: Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships

Brief Description: This program, established to advance the field of Healthcare Information Technology, is awarded to a student pursuing a degree (Undergraduate, Masters or Ph.D) in the IT Healthcare field.

In addition to the scholarship award, the winner will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition.

The applicant must be a member in good standing of HIMSS. The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be that of a full-time student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, Masters or PhD program related to the healthcare information management systems field.

The specific degree program is not a critical factor, however, students enrolled in a MIS or Healthcare Administration-like program highly preferred. Undergraduate applicants must be at least a first-term junior when the scholarship is awarded.

Amount:  $7,000

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Solicitation Number:  11-547

Department/Area: Graduate Research

Title: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG)

Brief Description: The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question. In an effort to improve the quality of dissertation research, many programs in both BCS and SES, the Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics program within NCSES, and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program in SMA accept doctoral dissertation improvement grant proposals. Requirements vary across programs, so proposers are advised to consult the relevant program's webpage for specific information and contact the program director if necessary.

Amount:  Amount differs according to area of research.

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Department/Area: Engineering, Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, Graduate, Undergraduate, Fellowship

Title: Research Participation/Internship Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Brief Description:  Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers opportunities to participate in research in environmental areas through internships at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at various locations in the U.S. 

No Citizenship Requirements. Must be either an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university in a professional science, engineering, or a related discipline; or have received an undergraduate or graduate degree within four years (some sponsors allow five years) of the desired starting date; or serve as a faculty member at an accredited college or university.

Deadline:   Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.

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