Internship Opportunities

Applications are open for 2014 Internships!

Summer: March 28, 2014
Fall: June 27, 2014

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Center announces internship opportunities for 2014. Selected interns will be provided with an office space equipped with a computer, phone, access to Smithsonian collections, libraries, reference materials, and other resources, as well as advice and research guidance from the APA Center and other Smithsonian staff.

Ready to apply? Click here!

Want to know what it's like to be an intern at the Smithsonian APA Center? Click here to read blog posts written by past interns.

Click here to download a PDF for more information about internships.

Download the internship packet PDF

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 Center'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 the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Through the website's left navigation, follow the instructions and choose the APA Center's internship option. Please note that accepted applicants will need to submit background check forms one month before their start date. In addition, accepted applicants are responsible for arranging their own housing during their appointment.

Internships through the APA Center are unpaid, but interns may receive academic credit through their universities. The APA Center is willing to 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.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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



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