Special Events 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 plans and coordinates over 150 events each year including: exhibition openings, donation ceremonies, staff receptions, donor cultivation events, corporate dinners and receptions, and social events.

This internship offers an unparalleled opportunity for students interested in event planning and coordinating to delve into the museum environment and gain hands-on skills from a highly esteemed workplace. Interns are given a great deal of responsibility and permitted the chance to develop their writing skills, interact with museum officials, work with caterers and vendors, and staff numerous special events.

Step by step instructions on how to apply can be found here:

Be sure to choose Special Events as your project choice!
Applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student.

Summer 2021 Application Deadline: Monday, March 1st

If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Austin Heath, Special Events Coordinator at or 202-633-2727.


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