Public Affairs and Marketing Public Affairs and Marketing

Freer/Sackler - The Smithsonia's Museums of Asian Art Freer/Sackler - The Smithsonia's Museums of Asian Art

Location Washington, DC
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 7/15/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
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Contact Information "Internship Coordinator Smithsonian Institution Archives PO Box 37012 MRC 507 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Telephone - 202.633.5906 Fax - 202.633.5928 Email - [email protected]" [email protected]


Fellowships and internships provide professional training and research opportunities for students and scholars at various levels, as well as the chance to engage with F|S staff and utilize the museums’ rich resources. Several fellowships are available to support graduate students and visiting scholars through the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian, or outside institutions. The Freer|Sackler also offers internships to students and interested individuals in its many departments. See below for more information regarding fellowship and internship opportunities at the Freer|Sackler.


To apply for an internship at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, fill out an online application using the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA). Select "Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Internship Program" from the drop-down program list. The application must include a statement of interest, a transcript or resume, and two letters of recommendation, Internship projects, schedules, and other parameters vary based on a variety of factors and will be determined by the staff mentor and prospective candidate at the time of interview or selection. Some departments offer internships only at particular times. All applicants will be Notified regarding acceptance within two months of the application deadline. For further questions, please contact [email protected]


The Office of Public Affairs and Marketing handles all press and advertising activities for the museums. Projects will include organizing, scanning, and archiving newspaper clippings; updating social networking sites; writing and designing e-blast mailings; managing mailing lists; assisting with media and social event planning; and researching media publications and blogging sites. In addition to possessing excellent writing and communication skills and an interest in Asian art and culture, interns must be working towards a degree in print or new media journalism, communications/ public affairs, or marketing and be proficient in or possess skills using Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, scanning devices, camcorders, and digital cameras