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Have you ever thought about working for the Smithsonian? Maybe you’re interested in working in a museum, maybe not – either way, you have to be an expert in your field to even be considered, right?

Wrong! The Smithsonian hires employees with all kinds of interests, experience, and know-how. We hire all kinds of positions from curators and exhibit designers to architects and systems engineers to budget analysts and environmental researchers.

Want to learn more? Interested in what you should study to have the right skills to join our team? Want to meet some of our dedicated staff who routinely mentor interns, fellows, and new employees?

Join us for our next Here to Career event!

The morning will include:

  • Panel session with a diverse group of Smithsonian employees covering a variety of careers
  • Information session on internships, fellowships, and other work study opportunities
  • Career fair where you can meet employees from our many museums and research centers

Here to Career events are held three times a year, in fall, spring and summer. Join us for our next one – we look forward to seeing you there!

And read up on some of our previous events below.

5th Annual Smithsonian Intern and Fellow Here to Career!

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5th Annual Smithsonian Intern and Fellow Here to Career!

On Thursday 7/27/17, the Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) held its Fifth Annual Smithsonian Intern and Fellow Here to Career event! More than a hundred interns and fellows gathered in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) to listen to panelists from all across the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art (NGA) talk about their own experiences leading up to careers at their own museums. To start off the event, Deputy Director of NASM Chris Browne gave a few introductory remarks...

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Trailblazing with INROADS

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Trailblazing with INROADS

INROADS College Links – DC is an academic program which aims to provide underrepresented students with a variety of professional, developmental, and career opportunities with the intent to prepare its members for college and beyond. On Monday 6/26/17, INROADS students from Washington DC high schools spent a day with Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Partnership Manager Eileen Graham and were able to catch a sneak peak at the inner workings of the Smithsonian Institution. The day started with the Smithsonian All Staff Meeting,...

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Learning from the Professionals!

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Learning from the Professionals!

On January 11, 2017, American University students participating in the school’s annual Class to Career Conference spent their morning at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). During this time, they heard from five speakers: four members of the Smithsonian’s Academic Appointment Diversity and Publicity Taskforce (AADAPT) and one speaker from the National Gallery of Art. Smithsonian speakers Karen Carter, Omar Eaton-Martinez, Geri Provost-Lyons, and Sean Butler, along with Martha Schloetzer...

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