Archive Center Intern Archive Center Intern

Cultural Resources Center Cultural Resources Center

Location Suitland, MD
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 7/12/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
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Contact Information INTERNSHIP PROGRAM National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institution 4th St. & Independence Ave, SW MRC 590 PO Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013 Phone: 202-633-6645 Fax: 202-633-6899 Email: [email protected]


Located just outside of Washington, D.C., the Cultural Resources Center (CRC) houses the NMAI’s collection of more than 800,000 objects, representing indigeNous cultures throughout the Americas. The following list provides a general overview of the ongoing work of departments within the CRC as well as associated internship opportunities. When you begin the application process, a drop-down menu will allow you to select from the choices that are currently available.


If you are currently enrolled in an academic program you are eligible to apply. If you are Not a current student then you may still apply, but you will need to use the essay portion of the application to state how an internship in the particular department you select will benefit your academic and professional goals. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent is generally expected (with withdrawals and incompletes explained). All applicants must register and submit an online application via the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA). Select "National Museum of the American Indian" from the drop-down program list. All components of the application that are required for NMAI internships must be uploaded via SOLAA. Do Not send components separately. Checklist: Online application Statement of interest: questions to address are on the application Transcripts (uNofficial are preferred) CV or résumé Two letters of recommendation: SOLAA system allows references to confidentially upload letters into your application.


Archive Center internships provide students with the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the physical and intellectual arrangement, description, and preservation of the NMAI’s archival collections. Intern projects may include processing manuscript, photo, audiovisual, or mixed-media collections, writing and editing finding aids and collections records, conducting condition assessments, and providing reference services. Interns may author finding aids in Archivists’ Toolkit, write collection records for inclusion in the Smithsonian’s online MARC database, and write blog posts about their experiences or collections they encounter.