Scholarly Programs and Publications Scholarly Programs and Publications

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

Location Washington, DC
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Application Deadline 7/15/15
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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 Scholarly Programs and Publications Department of the Freer and Sackler Galleries is small in size but large in impact. Its mission is to increase access to information and encourage and support research in the museums. The department is responsible for developing conferences and symposia, helping to accommodate researchers, and producing the peer-reviewed journal Ars Orientalis. It also develops ways to improve the research section of the F|S website, making the museums’ work more accessible to the public. Those interested in interning with the department should be skilled and comfortable with writing, Jstor, Google Scholar and other research tools, and the Microsoft Office Suite, and have an interest in Asian and Middle Eastern visual culture or publishing. Flexibility and strong organizational skills are a plus. Students majoring in Asian languages, art history, anthropology, and communications are ideal for this position.