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Access to Opportunities – Smithsonian Internship Program for People with Disabilities

This program provides paid internship opportunities annually at the Smithsonian for people with disabilities.

Applications should be made online using the Smithsonian Online Application System: https://solaa.si.edu Application Materials – Application – Resume – Academic essay: 2 pages describing how academic goals, qualifications, and career aspirations relate to the internship at the Smithsonian Institution. – Unofficial academic transcripts from all colleges/universities attended – 2 Letters of recommendation from professors or teachers; if preferred, a reference can e-mail the letter directly to floresk@si.edu.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Applicants who are in college or graduate school, or who have graduated within the last 6 months are invited to apply. – The program is open to United States citizens (or permanent residents); recruitment is mainly from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. – Declared academic major, concentration, or discipline related to the internship (i.e. someone applying for a history internship, must be a history major, etc.) – Enrolled as an undergraduate Junior, Senior, or equivalent in a degree granting program, at an accredited institution (*Just-graduated seniors are eligible to apply, provided their undergraduate graduation date was 6 months before the program start date.) Graduate students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Phone: (202) 633-4340

Contact Emailfloresk@si.edu

Opportunity Websitehttp://museumstudies.si.edu/Intern/AccessInternship.html

Apply ThroughSOLAA

Term: Internship appointment tenure dates will vary based upon student availability and supervisor need. General cycles are summer (mid-May through mid-August) and fall (mid-September through mid-December).

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