Job Opportunities

Job Opening: Museum Curator (Digital and Emerging Media)

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Location
Washington, DC
For all inquiries, email
LiuJo@si.edu
Salary
$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Closing date
January 18, 2013

Job Summary:
This position is located in the Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Smithsonian Institution (SI). APAC produces educational programs, exhibitions and research about the Asian Pacific American (APA) experience and works in partnership with museums and centers across the Smithsonian and beyond to enrich collections and activities about the APA experience. The purpose of the position is to serve as Curator for digital and emerging media and for APA digital and emerging media.

The employee conceives, conceptualizes, develops and implements programmatic content for the Asian Pacific American Center digital and emerging media initiatives, including social media activities. The employee also develops and maintains partnerships with other Smithsonian units as they relate to curating and digitizing exhibitions, collections, research projects, and public programs about Asian Pacific American history, art and culture.

Duties:

  • Curates digital exhibitions, digital collections and digital public programming about the Asian Pacific American experience and related fields.
  • Conducts and produces research about Asian Pacific American history, art and culture, digital cultures and archiving.
  • Conceptualizes, writes, and edits publications across platforms (print, digital video, social media, podcasts, etc.).
  • Supervises the Asian Pacific American Center Multimedia Producer, interns, volunteers, contractors related to the Asian Pacific American Center’s digital and emerging media presence; performs managerial functions such as scheduling of work, leave approval and disapproval, technical work direction, recommending awards, etc.
  • Demonstrates experience in program management, administration, technical support and staff supervision in a computing environment involving multiple facilities and varying disciplinary requirements.
  • Ability to communicate orally with enthusiasm, diplomacy and tact and cultural understanding in order to obtain and achieve optimal collaborative collegiality.

Qualifications Required:

  1. Degree in an applicable subject-matter/related field OR
  2. Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major in a related field, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
  3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study in a related field.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:

  1. Ability to apply superior mastery knowledge of the design, prototyping and the management of complex and interactive websites, including visual design and branding across multiple platforms in order to develop interactive technology standards, scripting and programming languages.
  2. Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff, maintaining positive working relationships with subordinates, as well as external stakeholders.
  3. Ability to conceptualize, write and edit publications across platforms and fields (print, digital video, social media, podcasts, etc.) in order to secure needed programmatic resources.
  4. Ability to work collaboratively and to serve effectively as a team leader.
  5. Ability to serve as a liaison to various offices as well as external organizations and agencies to develop and implement digital collaborations with regard to the Asian American communities.

Learn more and apply here

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Job Opportunities

Job Opening: Museum Curator (Asian Pacific American Studies)

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Location
Washington, DC
For all inquiries, email
LiuJo@si.edu
Salary
$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Closing date
December 28, 2012

Job Summary:
This position is located in the Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Smithsonian Institution. APAC produces educational programs, exhibitions and research about the Asian Pacific American (APA) experience and works in partnership with museums and centers across the Smithsonian and beyond to enrich collections and activities about the APA experience.

The employee develops and implements exhibitions, research projects, and public programs about Asian Pacific American history, art and culture including developing pan-institutional partnerships to provide leadership, coordination, and insight for the effective integration of the Asian Pacific American experience in research, collection, and exhibition activities throughout the Smithsonian.

Duties:

  • Develops and implements exhibitions, curricular materials and public programs about Asian Pacific American (APA) history, art and culture.
  • Conducts and produces research about APA history, art and culture; writes and edits publications across platforms and fields (print, digital video, social media, podcasts, etc.).
  • Develops and reviews proposals to foundations, corporations, individuals, and other sources – in keeping with APAC Mission, Strategic Plan, and priorities of the Director.
  • Collaborates effectively with APAC staff to identify and prioritize programmatic needs and initiatives and on budget development and approach strategy.
  • Serves as liaison among Director, APAC staff, other SI units, and outside individuals and organizations in developing projects designed to attract resources to the APAC and its activities.
  • Develops collaborations, coordinates, and/or advises on integrating or improving APA initiatives with pan-institutional research, collection, exhibit and program activities. Also serves as a liaison to external organizations and agencies as designated by the Director.

Qualifications Required:

  1. Degree in an applicable subject-matter field OR
  2. Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
  3. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study in a related field.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:

  1. Ability to plan and produce history, art and culture initiatives such as exhibitions, festival programs, and media products which focus on the APA and cross-cultural experiences.
  2. Knowledge of and experience with APA history, art and culture and possess specialized knowledge of the Asian American experiences (ex. African American, American Indian, Latino) and/or specialized field (ex. urban, gender, diaspora, or media studies).
  3. Ability to develop strong partnerships, work collaboratively and serve effectively as a team member and leader with internal and external customers to the Smithsonian Institution.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in writing to prepare articles or documents for archival preservation, publication or presentation.
  5. Ability to communicate orally effectively and persuasively to a diverse audience.

Learn more and apply here

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Job Opportunities

Job Opening: Senior Advancement Officer

Job Title
Senior Advancement Officer,
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
For all inquiries, email
odstaffing@si.edu
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
February 17, 2012
Office of Advancement
Website

Update February 21 – This position is now closed.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional moment in Smithsonian history. The Institution is implementing a groundbreaking comprehensive strategic plan that expands the programming, educational, and scholarly activity of its museums and research centers, and undertakes its very first Institution-wide fundraising campaign. In planning for the campaign, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, one that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization and offer excellent professional opportunities.

This new position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. This is the time to join this amazing Institution.

The Senior Advancement Officer, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program (APAP), plans and accomplishes all aspects of fundraising for the organization in support of its goals. The position reports to the Director of the Asian Pacific American Program.

Specific duties include:

— Works collaboratively with APAP Director and other staff in establishing funding priorities
— Establishes and maintains relationships with a variety of key donors and prospects and plans and executes effective fundraising approaches to meet funding priorities
— Manages the work of the APAP Advisory Board and APAP’s relationship with the board members
— Develops effective and creative ways to advance the mission of the APAP
— Coordinates efforts closely with the Smithsonian Office of Advancement

Successful candidates will demonstrate experience and success in fundraising, strong organizational and communication skills, the initiative and ability to work independently, and the capacity to think creatively about expressing the importance of history, art and culture. A minimum of four years of progressive fundraising experience, a passion for learning and exploration, and the desire to join a dynamic and growing operation should be demonstrated in your application. Experience in complex higher education or a large cultural or environmental organization is preferred. Extensive travel required.

Smithsonian human sunburst.

Smithsonian human sunburst.

Founded in 1998, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program (APAP) provides vision, leadership, and support for all Asian Pacific American activities for the Smithsonian and works to better reflect the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the American experience, world culture, and the understanding of our planet and the natural world throughout Smithsonian collections, research, exhibitions, education, and outreach. To this end, APAP curates public programs, educational materials, and traveling exhibitions with a community-based approach and focus.

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers. The Smithsonian is a national and world treasure and is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit us from abroad.

The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to odstaffing@si.edu by February 17th. Please indicate “APAP” in your e-mail subject line.

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

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Job Opportunities

Spring 2012 Internship Deadline: October 28, 2011

APA Program staff and interns at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Summer 2011

APA Program staff and interns at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Summer 2011

About:

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program announces internship opportunities for Spring 2012. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 28, 2011. Smithsonian internships are designed to increase the education and professional skills of undergraduate and graduate students, and other individuals contemplating careers, in the professions, academic disciplines, and administrative functions represented at the Smithsonian.

Click here to download a PDF with more information including: FAQs, project options, and supervisor list.

Click here to read reflections from past interns.

Interns in the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Program participate in an academic and professional journey based around empowerment while participating in unique Smithsonian activities.  Interns will have the opportunity to develop an APA research project centered on their scholarly interests.  Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about the museum field by participating in the development of upcoming APA exhibitions, education materials, and public programs. Work is performed under a supervisor who will encourage critical reflection on the intern experience and relate the internship to an intern’s academic, professional, and personal goals.

Selected interns will also receive special discounts, invitations to exclusive events, and behind-the-scenes tours of Washington’s top destinations. Smithsonian interns can take part in educational and cultural activities each month. These range from films and festivals, to tours and performances, to lectures and demonstrations.

Generally, the duration of an internship may range from 10-15 weeks to overlap with the university academic calendar. An internship usually involves a schedule of 20-40 hours a week. However, an intern schedule may be structured for any number of hours that are mutually agreeable to both the intern and the APA Program.

Selected interns will be provided with an office space with a computer and telephone.

Qualifications:

Applicants will be selected based on their academic qualifications, experience working with APA communities, personal career goals, and the quality of the proposed research project and its suitability to the APA Program’s missions and goals.

Applicants are generally current college students, recent college graduates (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. Because of the Smithsonian’s world-class scholars, libraries, and research facilities, graduate students and pre-doctoral students are highly encouraged to apply. Internships are unavailable for high school students.

How to Apply:

To apply, register on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System’s (SOLAA) website. Through the website’s left navigation, follow the instructions and choose the APA Program’s internship option.

Applicants must submit a 1-2 page research project proposal that relates to APA history, art, or culture. Interns may concurrently work on an undergraduate or graduate capstone project, thesis, or dissertation to fulfill this internship requirement.

Outside Funding:

Internships through the APA Program are unpaid, but interns may receive academic credit through their universities. The APA Program can coordinate with each intern and school in completing the necessary paperwork.  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 and Internships.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Internships are open to all individuals who meet qualifications established for internships, without reference to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Contact:

Contact Krista Aniel at AnielKr@si.edu, Internship Coordinator, for help or more information.

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Fall 2011 Internships

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program announces internship opportunities for Fall 2011. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30, 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 APA Program and other Smithsonian staff. 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

Spring 2011 intern Jean Dao (right) with Zhuoran Shi, an intern from the Museum of American History. During the Smithsonian APA Heritage Month Family Day, they talked to museum visitors and answered questions about the Asian spices cart.

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 the 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 the 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 interns may receive academic credit through their universities. 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.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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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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Development Specialist

We are no longer accepting applications.

Development Specialist
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Job Announcement Number IS-1001-7/9
Salary Range: $42,209 – $67,114 / year
Series & Grade: IS-1001-7/9
Position Information: Full-time, 1-year, Temporary. This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.
Duty Location: 1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST on November 1, 2010.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Program provides vision, leadership and support for all Asian Pacific American activities at the Smithsonian and works to better reflect the APA experience in Smithsonian collections, research, exhibitions, education and outreach. The APA Program contributes to the appreciation of the crucial roles that Americans of Asian, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian descent have played in national life and explores forms of Asian Pacific diaspora, transnationalism, indigeneity and heritage. The APA Program produces public and digital media programs, educational materials and traveling exhibitions.

The Development Specialist is responsible for seeking funding for APA Program initiatives and supporting development goals for HomeSpun: Made in America, an APA Program initiative focusing on South Asian American art, history and culture. Development activities include identifying funding priorities, creating and pursuing strategies for securing private monies, and obtaining needed funds through grants, individual and corporate gifts, cultivating an advisory board, collaborative partnerships and planned giving. Initiative coordination activities include assisting the HomeSpun Curator with initiative administration. The incumbent serves under the supervision of the APA Program Director.

MAJOR DUTIES
1. Development Coordination and Support 45%

    a. Assists the Director in setting development priorities for the APA Program, describing goals and strategies for securing contributions. This includes identifying all projects and major initiatives requiring private support and planning individual fundraising strategies as well as identifying and cultivating potential donors. This planning involves the assessment of trends and opportunities in the philanthropic world and of the means by which the APA Program can best respond to those trends and maximize development efficiency. Assists the APA Program Director and staff to develop, manage and coordinate development, donor, membership, board and community cultivation meetings and events.
    b. Assists the Director and HomeSpun Curator with the HomeSpun Initiative. This includes supporting the Curator with the administrative needs of the initiative such as: coordinating the Advisory Committee, maintaining a database of funders, potential donors, program participants and community organizations.
    c. Counsels APA Program staff members on matters relating to private funding, advising which funding sources might be appropriate for particular projects and the best manner of approaching them, and helping to formulate specific budgets requiring private support. Analyzes the concept, methods and costs of research, exhibitions, publications, education and other projects, based upon this analysis, helps write proposals describing projects for prospective donors.

2. Development Outreach 45%

    a. With APA Program staff approaches corporate executives, foundation officials and individuals to present programs and assist negotiation of the terms of their support for the APA Program. Maintains the necessary relations to keep an awareness of the APA Program’s initiatives and accomplishments in the minds of donors and potential donors. Maintains contact with donors after receipt of contributions, including preparing acknowledgments, arranging for receptions and special events, and preparing periodic reports on program progress.
    b. Maintains detailed development files, both electronic and paper, that track cultivation activities for each identified prospect. Develops a “tickler” system for tracking proposal deadlines and status information and managing fundraising activities. Using historical contributed income information and projections, participates in the preparation of APA Program budgets.

3. SI-Wide Development Collaboration 10%

    a. Remains current with policies and procedures developed and monitored by the Smithsonian Institution’s Offices of External Affairs and Development. This includes, but is not limited to, attending meetings, and informing the central office of future contacts under consideration, ongoing solicitations, and major initiatives. Maintains close relationships with staff at each office and a continuing working relationship with that office’s research division.

4. Performs other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS WE SEEK:
1. Knowledge and familiarity of Asian Pacific American communities, cultural organizations and history in relation to the principles, methods and practices of the development and philanthropic profession.

2. Ability to assist the APA Program Director and staff to develop and execute a plan for accomplishing the short- and long-term fund raising goals to meet the programmatic goals of the APA Program and its initiatives.

3. Ability to assist the APA Program Director and staff to develop, manage and coordinate development, donor, membership, board and community cultivation meetings and events.

4. Ability to write edit and discriminate funding proposals and grant applications—along with proposal-specific information packets—and arrange for meetings and site visits with prospective funders.

5. Ability to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit donor prospects in consultation with the SI Office of Development and External Affairs to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit donor prospects.

HOW TO APPLY:
E-mail your resume, list of three references and cover letter addressing the experience and qualifications we seek to: apapjobs@si.edu

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST on November 1, 2010. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Because of the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly. Please do not contact to confirm the receipt or status of your application materials via telephone, letter, fax, or e-mail. You will receive an automated e-mail to acknowledge that your application has been received. Applicants are also encouraged to request an e-mail read receipt. Please be aware that the automated confirmation e-mail could reside in your “junk” or “bulk” mail folder depending on your filters. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take 4-6 weeks. Applicants will be notified when a final selection has been made.

Attached files should be in Word 2003 compatible or PDF formats. One file containing all information will be accepted while multiple e-mails with separate attachments WILL NOT be accepted. Please send your complete application materials in ONE E-MAIL with your name in the subject line to apapjobs@si.edu.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

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Job Opportunities

Become part of the Smithsonian family!

The National Museum of American History is recruiting docents. Ms. Andrea Lowther, Director of Visitor Services, will be scheduling orientation dates for October and November, so people will have an opportunity to come and meet with her before January and hear about the specific openings that they will have this year. The museum is especially in need of weekend docents. For more information regarding the volunteer program at the National Museum of American History, check out their website.

Contact:
Andrea Lowther
Director of Visitor Services
National Museum of American History

Phone: 202-633-3690
Fax: 202-633-9024
Email: lowthera@si.edu

Other opportunities:
If history is not your cup of tea, not to worry! There are many more ways to get involved!

You can provide tours for school groups, highlight tours, special interest tours, hands-on activity, behind-the-scene, or be a outreach program docent and more at many of the Smithsonian museums, research centers, and other units of the Smithsonian Institution.

Learn more about different volunteer opportunities at the Smithsonian Institution now!

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Asian Pacific American Program Director Search

We are no longer accepting applications.

The Smithsonian Institution is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Director for the Asian Pacific American Program.

Closing Date: November 1, 2010

Given the increasing importance of Asian and Pacific heritage and innovation in today’s world and its global economy, the importance of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and their ecology, as well as the growth of the Asian American population and its influence in the United States, the Smithsonian requires a robust Asian & Pacific Islander American program in the coming years. To that end, the Smithsonian is in the midst of transforming its current Asian Pacific American Program into the Smithsonian Asian & Pacific Islander American Center.

The Director will lead the initiative to develop a Smithsonian Asian & Pacific Islander American Center at the Institution and nationally, building upon the foundation of the
Smithsonian’s current Asian Pacific American Program.

The Director will be responsible to work with and build collections, expand staff, create a national advisory board, and help formulate a new type of museum presence that takes full advantage of new media and the growth of Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities.

The Director has the primary responsibility to enhance public understanding of the heritage of Asian & Pacific Island Americans and their historical and contemporary
contributions to the American experience, to world cultures, and to the study and appreciation of the natural world as articulated in the Smithsonian’s Strategic Plan
“Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery.” The Director enables the Smithsonian Institution as a whole to appropriately represent Asian & Pacific Islander
Americans in its research programs, collections, and educational and outreach activities, in its workforce, its advisory boards, and among fellows and interns.

Click here for the entire job announcement and to apply.

Check the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Human Resources website for other job opportunities.

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Intern Update, Job Opportunities

Apply by October 29 for Spring 2011 Internships

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program announces internship opportunities for Spring 2011. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 29, 2010.

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.

Summer 2010 intern Xiang Siow shows some findings he came across to staffer Noriko Sanefuji at the National Museum of American History's Archive Center.Above: Summer 2010 intern Xiang Siow shows some findings he came across to staffer Noriko Sanefuji at the National Museum of American History’s Archive Center.

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. Internships are unavailable for high school students.

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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