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Smithsonian Facilities Intern Program

Smithsonian Facilities Internships


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  
• 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.
  • Be sure to indicate the session you are applying for (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter)
  • Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and why you chose the internship opportunity. Please include the SF internship opportunity and project name that you are applying to. (1-2 pages),
  • Resume,
  • Academic Transcriptions, and
  • 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: 10 - 14 weeks | Summer: 10-16 weeks

Application due dates:

Completed application for the Winter 2020/2021 cycle (a 4-6 week internship) are due by September 30, 2020.

Completed application for the Spring 2021 cycle (a 10-14 week internship) are due by December 15, 2020.

Completed application for the Summer 2021 cycle (a 10-12 week internship) are due by February 22, 2021. 

All applications must be received in SOLAA by 11:59pm on the above date.

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
  • We are currently not accepting high school student applicants for our internship programs.

Questions? Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the internship application process, please contact us via e-mail at SFinternship@si.edu.

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Smithsonian Facilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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