The 2021 summer internship program will be entirely virtual and will not require relocation to Washington, DC.
The National Air and Space Museum’s summer internship program in the Washington, DC area provides firsthand experience working in a museum in an immersive experience including professional development opportunities, enrichment activities and opportunities to collaborate with other interns. Our structured summer internship program provides firsthand experience working at a museum. It’s a great introduction to museum work or an opportunity to expand on previous experience.
This is a 10-week, full-time internship that includes a $5,500 stipend. The program is scheduled for June 7 to August 13, but dates can be flexible depending on candidate’s schedule.
In 2021, the Museum will offer internships in the following areas:
- Aviation and Space History
- Education and Public Programs
- Exhibits Writing and Media
- Latino and Afrofuturism
- Planetary Science
- Project Management
- Video Production
- Visitor Services
- Web Design
For project descriptions and other opportunities, visit our website: https://airandspace.si.edu/support/get-involved/internships/summer-internship-program
Complete applications must include the following:
1. Internship program application (found on SOLAA)
2. Unofficial transcript
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. A Statement of Purpose (2-4 pages) indicating the type of internship you are interested in and explaining how an internship will contribute to your education and career goals
When applying, you will indicate which project you are interested in on the Project Choices section of the application using the project titles above. You may select up to three projects, but do not need to choose all three if you are only interested in one or two.
The application closes on midnight February 26.
About National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
One Museum, Two Locations
The Museum’s two buildings house thousands of artifacts showcased in exhibitions on aviation, space exploration, and planetary science. At both of its locations, the Museum presents programs, educational activities, lectures, and performances that reflect the American spirit, and the innovation, courage, and optimism that have led to triumphs in the history, science and technology of flight. At the Museum in Washington, DC, which opened in 1976 and is located in the heart of the Smithsonian complex in Washington, DC, some of the most awe-inspiring icons of flight are on display. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located near Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, is a massive structure with open, hangar-like settings that accommodate large aircraft and spacecraft, as well as entire collections of aviation and space artifacts.