The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups (U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents) who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.
This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution's many museums, research institutes and offices.
Smithsonian fields of research include:
- Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics
- Anthropology, including archaeology,
- Astrophysics and astronomy
- Earth sciences and paleobiology
- Evolutionary and systematic biology
- History of science and technology
- History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts
- Social and cultural history of the United States
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012