NMAH Summer Internships

How to apply to summer internships at the National Museum of American History

Interested applicants must go on to SOLAA, the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system and create an account. Fill out your contact information, upload a résumé, two letters of recommendation, transcript (unofficial copy accepted) and a two page essay (summarizing your skills, coursework and experiences as well as sharing your learning expectations).

SOLAA Program Choices for NMAH

NMAH Development Internship (External Affairs) Program, Summer internship deadline March 1.


NMAH Special Events (External Affairs) Program, Summer internship deadline March 1.


NMAH Office of Communications and Marketing Internship Program, Summer internship deadline March 1.


For all other internship opportunities at NMAH (Curatorial Projects, Archives Center, Education, Daily Programs, Graphic Production, Exhibition Design and many more!) choose NMAH Internship Program. Then you can choose up to three project choices!


For paid internships

You can apply to one of these paid internships and in your essay express your interest in a placement at the National Museum of American History or any Smithsonian  unit of your choice that is accepting internship applications.

https://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/ (Smithsonian-wide section)