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Summer 2011 Internship Announcement

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program announces internship opportunities for Summer 2011. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 25, 2011.

Selected interns will be provided with an office space equipped with a computer, phone, access to Smithsonian collections, libraries, and other resources, as well as advice and research guidance from the Asian Pacific American Program staff and other Smithsonian colleagues. Smithsonian interns have the opportunity to develop both research and professional skills and to participate in numerous intern activities and events at the Smithsonian.

Intern Joy Liu at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Summer 2010 intern Joy Liu (right) doing a cooking demonstration with participants from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Participants are Leana Travis (center) and her mom, Lani Lizarda (left). Photo by Ricky Leung.

Applicants will be chosen based on their scholarly qualifications, experience working with APA communities, and the quality of the research project proposed and its suitability to APA Program’s missions and goals. Eligible applicants must be a current college student, recent college graduate (within one calendar year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Most interns are at the senior or junior undergraduate level, though strongly qualified sophomores and freshmen will be considered. Graduate students are eligible to apply.

To apply, register on Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) through its website’s left navigation, follow the instructions there, and choose the APA Program’s internship option. Please note that accepted applicants will need to submit background check forms one month before their start date. Accepted applicants are responsible for arranging their own housing during their appointment.

Most internships at the Smithsonian are unpaid, but are available for academic credit. Students are encouraged to apply for independent grants or scholarships through their schools or outside sources to financially support them during their internship appointment. Funding is available on a competitive basis through the Minority Awards Program from the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Fellowships.

Contact  Krista Aniel, Internship Coordinator, for help or more information.

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One thought on “Summer 2011 Internship Announcement

  1. Trident University says:

    Sounds like a great opportunity for a student or recent graduate to learn and earn academic credit. It must be so exciting to intern for the Smithsonian.

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