Available Internships

Smithsonian Facilities Intern Program

Smithsonian Facilities Internships

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Experience the thrill and rewards of working in a student program at the Smithsonian Facilities. There's no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. At Smithsonian Facilities, you'll have the opportunity to gain insight into the different facets of facilities and engineering, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills. Why choose an internship with Smithsonian Facilities? We are comprised of multiple disciplines including:

• Architecture • Geospatial
• Business Administration • Horticulture
• Construction Management • Occupational Health and Safety
• Engineering • Security
• Facility Management  
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All students applying for a Smithsonian Facilities Internship opportunity must apply using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).

Application Requirements:

  • Submit an on-line application.
  • Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project (1-2 pages)
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcriptions
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
Duration: In general internship durations will follow the schedule below however, there is room for flexibility.

Winter: 4 - 6 weeks | Spring: 12 weeks | Summer: 10-16 weeks

Eligibility & Qualifications for Prospective Smithsonian Facilities Interns:

  • Must be in good academic standing at college/university
  • Most require English proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Must submit complete application package through SOLAA
  • Must pass background investigation
  • Must provide and verify housing for term of internship
  • Must provide proof or citizenship or F-1 Visa
  • Must have a bank account for direct deposit of stipend payments