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ASB Internship: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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National Museum of the American Indian Internships

Complete listings can be found at http://www.nmai.si.edu/collaboration/files/NMAIProgramGuide_ENG_interns.pdf

The Internship Program provides educational opportunities
for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of the National Museum of the American Indian (nmai) and other Smithsonian offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies and to meet professionals in the museum field.

STRUCTURE
There are four internship sessions held throughout the year. Each session lasts approximately ten weeks and interns will receive hands-on experience through a variety of assignments. Most assignments provide interns with museum practice and program development experience; some may be more research oriented. Interns are expected to work from twenty to forty hours per week. Some interns choose to find a part-time job to help pay for expenses during their internships. Internship application deadlines* and ten-week internship session dates:

October 10
Winter: Starting first full week of January

November 20
Spring: Starting third full week of March

February 6
Summer: Starting first full week of June

July 12
Fall: Starting last full week of September

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT NMAI
Internships are offered at the following locations:
 nmai Cultural Resources Center in Maryland
 The National Museum of the American Indian in
Washington, D.C.
 nmai George Gustav Heye Center in New York

NMAI Cultural Resources Center
4220 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746-2863
Located just outside of Washington, D.C., the Cultural Resources Center houses nmai’s collection of more than 800,000 objects, representing indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. Internship opportunities are available in the Community and Constituent Services, Conservation, Collections, Photo and Paper Archives, Photo Services, Registration, and Technology departments.

National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street and Independence Ave., SW
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Opened on the National Mall on September 21, 2004, the National Museum of the American Indian is a major exhibition space for Native art and material culture as well as a center for educational activities, ceremonies, and performances. Internship opportunities are available in the Collections, Cultural Arts, Exhibitions and Public Spaces, External Affairs and Development (which includes development, public affairs, membership, special events, and product licensing), Graphic Design, Information Technology, Public Affairs, and Visitor Services departments.

National Museum of the American Indian
George Gustav Heye Center

One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004

The George Gustav Heye Center opened in 1994 in the newly renovated Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. The Heye Center features temporary exhibitions and a range of public programs. Internship opportunities are available in Cultural Arts, Education, the Film and Video Center, the Resource Center, and External Affairs (which includes development, public affairs, membership, special events, and product licensing) departments.

Posted by kkowatch at March 13, 2008 11:32 AM

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