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The following events are open to all current Smithsonian interns, fellows and research associates:

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Upcoming and Past Events

Hungry for More

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Hungry for More

Interns and fellows from across the Smithsonian recently gathered for lunch at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on Monday 11/28/16. The food was great, as was the company; it was fun to hear about all the different facets of the Smithsonian! Thanks to everyone who joined us!

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Delving Into Native American Culture

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Delving Into Native American Culture

On Thursday 11/17/16 a group of interns and fellows from across the Smithsonian had an opportunity to go on a special tour of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). The tour lasted about an hour and the group was shown different exhibits, such as “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations” and “Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World.” Our tour guide, Ben Norman (Pamunkey), even treated us to a special performance on a native woodwind instrument, the pan...

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A Walk In the MLK Jr. Memorial

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A Walk In the MLK Jr. Memorial

SI interns and fellows had the opportunity to go on a tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday 11/1/16. The event was hosted by the National Museum of American History’s (NMAH) Enrichment Activity Calendar. Looks like...

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La Borinqueña Visits the Smithsonian

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La Borinqueña Visits the Smithsonian

  Smithsonian interns and fellows gathered at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) on Thursday 7/21/2016 for an event in the Morning in the Museum series. Participants had the awesome opportunity to explore original comics and authentic superhero memorabilia as well as hear from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of La Borinqueña. To learn more about La Borinqueña click here. Thanks for the unforgettable experience...

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Scavenger Hunt – Summer 2016

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Scavenger Hunt – Summer 2016

On Tuesday, 7/12/2016 interns and fellows explored the Smithsonian Institution (SI) museums in the annual summer intern and fellow scavenger hunt! Participants followed clues to over thirteen SI museums in search of specific displays or objects to take pictures with.  Check out the video and photos below! From 2016 Smithsonian Intern and Fellow Scavenger Hunt. Posted by Smithsonian Fellows and Interns on 7/18/2016 (93 items) Participants gather for a photo before starting the hunt.                ...

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The Snail Mail Tale

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The Snail Mail Tale

The Smithsonian Fellow and Intern Morning at the Museum Series continued on Thursday, 7/14/2016 when interns and fellows participated in an early visit to the National Postal Museum (NPM).  Participants had an exclusive tour and completed a scavenger hunt throughout the galleries. Thanks for the great experience NPM!    

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Interns Meet the Big Man Upstairs

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Interns Meet the Big Man Upstairs

As an intern at the Smithsonian, you get the opportunity to go behind the scenes and explore galleries like never before! At the Morning in the Museum event on 7/7/16, interns were given a tour of the main galleries of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) and got the chance to peek into collections storage. Only a small portion of the works the Hirshhorn Museum owns are able to go up on display, and the intern tour got the inside look at the thousands of art pieces waiting to go out for public viewing. The interns also met a team...

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Art in the A.M.

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Art in the A.M.

On the morning of Thursday 6/23/16, interns and fellows gathered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) before the museum opened to the public.  SAAM docents guided participants through the galleries on tours specifically tailored to the young professionals.  Interns and fellows were also given the opportunity to explore the Luce Foundation Center visible storage area and the Lunder Conservation Center. If you are interested in becoming an intern or fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, check out SI internships opportunities...

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Interns Become Astronauts

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Interns Become Astronauts

Being an intern at the Smithsonian has a ton of perks. As an intern, you get the opportunity to see and interact with exhibits and museums like never before! Recently, through the weekly Morning in the Museum events held for interns, interns were able to explore the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) before its doors opened to the public. They were also able to watch a live planetarium demonstration and see the film To Space and Back. Events like these are held throughout the summer – giving interns the chance to meet one another and...

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Looking Around the Library

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Looking Around the Library

On Thursday 6/9/16, Smithsonian Institution interns and fellows were given a behind the scenes tour of the libraries housed within the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Visitors toured different sections of the library, networked with other interns, fellows, and staff members, and learned how to use the library resources and database. If you want to experience a behind the scenes tour like this one, check out open SI internships here!  ...

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