Program Length: Varies

Location: Varies, but the majority of internship opportunities take place in Washington D.C.

Admissions Requirement: 
• Varies based on which internship you choose to apply to 

Admissions Deadline: Varies

Highlight: Are you a student looking for ways to gain experience, expand your network and earn some money? The institution of Smithsonian is offering an internship opportunity for every student. Whether you are a high schooler, undergraduate, or graduate student, or you want to have an in-person experience or the virtual experience, there is something for everyone. Stipends are offered for some. For example, if you want to gain experience in veterinary medicine and learn about animal behavior, the National Zoo internship opportunity will be the right one for you. You can also check out the Benjamin Lawless internship opportunity, a 5-week summer internship opportunity where students will have the task to find new ways to tell stories and can earn up to a total of $3,250; and the Shirley Ann Jackson Science Internship that provides an 8-week internship with a $5,200 stipend, both of which are also open to high schoolers. To apply, you need to create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). There you will need to upload all the necessary documents such as your resume, two letters of recommendations, your school transcript and prepare an essay or video. Remember, every internship has a different process of application, so make sure to check out the specific requirements for the ones you are interested in. Whether it be an internship opportunity focused on science, or an internship opportunity focused on history, the Smithsonian offers something interesting to consider for everyone.

Cost: Free to attend, some internship opportunities even offer a stipend!

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