Internship at the National Museum of American History

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The Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is currently accepting applications for their Spring 2020 internship. 

The Office of Special Events plans and coordinates over 100 events each year including: exhibition openings, press conferences, donation ceremonies, staff receptions, donor cultivation events, and corporate dinners and receptions. Additionally, the museum is able to host social events including weddings, mitzvahs, birthdays, etc. The office is characterized by a busy but proactive environment that strives to forward the goals of the Smithsonian Institution by connecting with the community and public at large. 

Goal: Overall, this internship aims to assist students in developing the skills necessary to plan and execute events.

Expected Responsibilities: During the internship, the intern should expect to:

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of receptions, dinners, conferences, donation ceremonies, and other special events at the Museum
  • Manage the museum-wide special events and conference room calendar
  • Interact and communicate with museum staff, vendors, event attendees, and members of the public

Financial Information: This internship does provide a stipend of $325 per week in additional to a $500 stipend to offset transportation costs. Additional stipends may be available for interns in need whose complete applications are submitted on time and who are accepted into the program. 

Read more information on the program here. Step by step instructions on how to apply can be found here. Be sure to list Special Events as your project choice. Applications are due Monday, September 30th at 2:00 p.m.


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