Internships at the National Museum of African American History and Culture offer undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates opportunities to work closely with professionals and scholars in the museum field. The museum provides a dynamic learning environment and access to supportive mentors that help interns reach their educational and professional goals. Interns can gain practical museum skills and program development experience in a variety of positions! Spring 2022 opportunities include:
Public Programs Social Justice Internship
Public Programs Hip-Hop Research Internship
Public Programs Hip-Hop Programming Assistant Internship
Information Security Analyst Internship
Center for the Study of Global Slavery Internship
Architecture and Design Curatorial Internship
Annie Bell Shepherd Curatorial Internship: African American Women’s History Research
Exhibition Design Internship
Interpretive Planning/Digital Programming Internship
For individual position descriptions please see website at https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/internships-fellowships.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will offer available internships as either virtual (online and remote) or hybrid (virtual with the opportunity for 1-2 days onsite a week as scheduled) experiences to meet current health and safety guidelines set forth by the Smithsonian Institution.
Students who are currently enrolled in an academic program, as well as individuals who have recently completed studies. All majors are welcome.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent is generally expected (with withdrawals and incompletes explained).
Ability to work a minimum of twenty hours per week.
Interns should possess enthusiasm, strong writing and organizational skills and proficient computer skills.