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TSA Summer Camp Intern

About TSA:  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 Duties:  Provide support to the Summer Camp team by assisting with all aspects of the daily running of Summer Camp, including:

  • Supervision of campers and orchestration of Youth Teacher Assistant program
  • Upkeep of rosters and camper paperwork, communication with camp instructors and parents
  • Supply organization and procurement
  • Provide other assistance as needed

Learning Objectives:

  • Experience in arts administration
  • Creation of and execution of museum-based children’s programs
  • The opportunity to create Smithsonian camps for upcoming summers
  • Interaction with top-caliber camp instructors
  • Volunteer management experience


  • Background or strong interest in working with children and/or program administration
  • Ability to work quickly with great attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
  • Strong computer and communication skills
  • Professional demeanor

Term:  Summer (early June – late August)

Time Commitment:  40 hours/week; 1 full summer

Schedule:  Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm during summer camp, 10:00am – 5:00pm prior to camp

Supervisor: Jamie Hollingsworth, Summer Camp Manager

Award Package:  None

Location:  S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

To be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the dates below:  February 1. Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis.

To Apply:  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.