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Paid Online 2021 Summer Internship Application Open

Diverse group of young women smiling.

Because of Her Story interns from summer 2019.

Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative

2021 Virtual Summer Cohort Internship Program

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021 (Now closed)

Be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women's voices from the past and present. Learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. Develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women's history.

Who? Undergraduate college students (rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors) and recent graduates from an undergraduate program (within 15 months of June 2021; those who graduated in Spring 2020 are eligible to apply) with a commitment to women's history

What? An eight-week virtual cohort internship experience, with a weekly $750 stipend

Where?  Online with the Smithsonian Institution

When? June 14 – August 6, 2021

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills

Application Deadline: The application will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Program Information

Because of Her Story 2021 Virtual Internship Program Description

Because of Her Story 2021 Virtual Internship Project Descriptions

Because of Her Story 2021 Virtual Internship Application Guide


Application Process

To Apply:

  1. Create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).
  2. Search under "Office of the Under Secretary for Museums and Culture" and select the "Because of Her Story Virtual Internship" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Start an application for this program.
  4. You must complete all sections and include the two email addresses for your references before you click submit.


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