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Internships, Internships are 10-week-long opportunities for college students or recent graduates to gain professional experience. Smithsonian Exhibits accepts internship applications for each of our units in the spring, summer, winter, and fall. Please use the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA) to view current internship opportunities and apply for an internship with the Smithsonian Institution. The summer application deadline is Feb. 15 of each year. Due to a high volume of interest, only fully completed applications submitted through SOLAA before Feb. 15 will be considered for a summer program. For more information on the individual departments and their internship requirements  click herePlease tailor application materials to your desired department within Smithsonian Exhibits.

Volunteers Whether you are looking to gain field experience or are just interested in how we create what’s on display at Smithsonian museums, we welcome ready hands! Our volunteers range in age and can work for any of our units, but we ask that each volunteer commit to at least eight hours per week for three months. Our volunteer opportunities are posted through the Smithsonian Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer Program. To apply, please complete an application for one of the current projects, and indicate your related experience. If selected, we will arrange an interview and a background check. We hope to see you wearing an SI badge soon!

Current Openings at Smithsonian Exhibits:

Exhibit Specialist  We are looking for skilled exhibit fabricators with experience in finish carpentry/cabinetmaking, metal fabrication, plastic fabrication, and painting/finishing. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ian Lilligren, Production Supervisor, at lilligrenI@si.edu.

For More Employment Opportunities: Visit the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources Career Center website for current job vacancies.  

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