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George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC)

Location New York, NY
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Application Deadline 7/12/15
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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]


The George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) opened in 1994 in the newly reNovated Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. The Heye Center features temporary exhibitions and a range of public programs. The following list provides a general overview of the ongoing work of departments at the Heye Center, 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."


Social media interns in Public Affairs at the NMAI-NY learn how to plan content for a variety of social media platforms, and create extended content for longer-range planning. Interns learn how OPA utilizes Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, and other social media platforms. Interns learn how to analyze and report on social media trends; build writing and communication skills; increase creative thinking; and gain project management experience. Students interested in communications, journalism, public affairs, or special events are encouraged to apply.