Winter Term Internship

Winter term internship in museum studies at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC

The National Museum of American History (NMAH) is committed to research in history, culture, and the American experience in an effort to better understand the human condition, aesthetic expression and creativity, American history and cultures, and their relationship to peoples and civilizations around the globe. This work is enhanced by fostering young scholars and training of students through their participation in the intellectual life of the Institution.

The American studies program is delighted to announce the establishment of a for-credit, Winter Term internship program with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH).  Interns will spend winter term in Washington, DC, working with curatorial staff at NMAH on exhibits and related projects. Weekly seminars will introduce students to museum studies, tours, and other programs sponsored by NMAH.  Up to 4 students from Middlebury may participate each year. 

Application process: Interested students should complete the brief application form by October 10, 2016 and submit to Renée Brown, American Studies Coordinator, at or drop form off in Axinn 243.

Students will need to satisfy Smithsonian Institution security requirements in advance of their arrival in Washington, including a background check and finger-printing.  Interns will need to find housing for themselves in the Washington, DC area, but the NMAH does have a list of resources commonly used by other interns and partial funding for the expense will be available through the AMST program.

For funding information click on the link:

For more information contact Professor Susan Burch:

2016 Interns with Katherine Ott
Curator, Division of Medicine & Science

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Program in American Studies

Axinn Center at Starr Library
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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753