The Smithsonian Institution has a mandate requiring all employees (federal and trust), volunteers, interns, fellows, research associates, and the contractors who work with us to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of location or arrangement (e.g., onsite, virtual, remote, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination during onboarding. The Smithsonian Institution will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. Limited exemptions to the Smithsonian Institution’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be considered on a case-by-case basis for selected candidates who inform the Smithsonian that they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, including certain medical conditions the Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers contraindications to the vaccine; because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance; or availability of WHO-recommended vaccines based on country of residency (for remote appointees). Additional information and instructions regarding Smithsonian’s COVID-19 mandate will be provided at the time of selection.
This is a list of all the current internship opportunities at the Smithsonian, sorted by unit. Use this list to get a better sense about where you might like to pursue an internship at the Smithsonian, click the links to dig deeper. You can also view all of the Smithsonian’s internships with their deadlines by clicking here.