Smithsonian Education Programs (Smithsonian Sleepovers) InternBookmark This
The Smithsonian Associates (TSA)
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW - Suite 3077
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014
Position: 2 Full-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 05/01/14 — 08/29/14 (Flexible)
The Smithsonian Associates (TSA) advances the Institution’s mission “to increase and diffuse knowledge” through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian’s research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide.
Intern will assist with all aspects of the Smithsonian Sleepovers program, including:
- Research, budgets, logistical set-up, maintaining inventory, marketing, coordinating volunteers
- Provide direct, hands-on support through the design and production of printed educational materials, and onsite support the night of the sleepovers. Some evening and weekend hours.
- Opportunity to also provide assistance to other cultural and educational programs.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
By working closely with the Program Manager, the Intern will coordinate and manage all aspects of Smithsonian Sleepover program and gain experience in educational and cultural event production. Opportunities include: creative thinking, organizing and maintaining the budget, customer service, trouble-shooting/problem-solving, adapting to different situations, multi-tasking, researching, coordination at events, maintaining supplies, editing promotional materials, communication, organization and time management, event management.
Summer (May - end of Aug)
Hours flexible; 1 full semester
Mon - Fri, timing flexible
All TSA Internships are unpaid and housing is not provided. College credit may be granted, but must be coordinated in advance with the intern's university/college.
Complete the online application at http://intern.si.edu/. Click on the link for the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Questions can be directed to the Intern Coordinator at TSAInternships@si.edu or 202.633.8641.
Summer – February 1
If you have any questions, please contact:
Ms. Meg Smolinski
1100 Jefferson Drive SW - Suite 3077
PO Box 23293
Washington DC 20026-3293
For more information about internships with The Smithsonian Associates go to: http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/internships/start.aspx
- Experience and/or interest working with children ages 8-12 and their parents/chaperones
- Background or strong interest in education, music, dance, theater, or event planning required
- Ability to work quickly with attention to detail both independently and as a team
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet
- Must be able to interact with many different types of people while maintaining a professional
Prospective interns are required to submit the following:
1. Application for Smithsonian Institute Internships
2. Two letters of recommendation (usually from professors)
3. Recent writing sample (usually a paper written for school and at least two pages)
4. Most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
Interns at the Smithsonian are required to undergo a security background investigation and fingerprinting through the Office of Protection Services before they are accepted into an internship.
The following student majors are desired for this intern position, but other areas of study will be considered: