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Please submit a cover letter that answers the following questions.
  1. How do you think this experience will contribute to your personal or professional goals?
  2. Describe service or paid experiences you have serving students in schools or with non-profits. Please include where you served, what you did, and the impact on the students or the community of your service.
  3. How would you describe civic engagement to a middle school student, and what personal experiences would you use as an example?
Please submit a cover letter that answers the following questions.
  1. Is this your first internship and/or first time working in an office setting? If yes, tell us about your learning goals for an internship with the Smithsonian? If no, building upon what you have learned from previous internship(s), tell us about your new learning goals for an internship with the Smithsonian. For either YES or NO, how will this learning experience help you with your future personal development and career goals?

  2. What has your experience been with museums, science centers, and cultural institutions? How have they played a role, or why have they not played a role, in your personal or educational journey?




250 word limit

250 word limit

250 word limit








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Our company values diversity. To ensure that we comply with reporting requirements and to learn more about how we can increase diversity in our candidate pool, we invite you to voluntarily provide demographic information below, which will be kept confidential. Providing this information is optional. It will not be accessible or used in the hiring process, and has no effect on your opportunity for employment.







We expect all Interns to fully commit to their work and programming throughout the internship. To make the most of our eight weeks, we ask that you can fully engage without any other time commitments or obligations.
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