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Internships and Fellowships

Internships and fellowships with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) are a unique opportunity to participate in the making of a new museum. Interns complete projects using the resources of NMAAHC and other Smithsonian Institution museums and offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to assist in the building of the museum's collections, exhibitions, and programs and to meet professionals in the museum field. Projects vary by department. Most projects provide interns with museum practice and program development experience; some projects are research oriented. Internships are offered based upon the availability of professional staff. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The three year Mellon grant for the NMAAHC Mellon Curatorial Fellowship and Internship programs has come to an end. At this time we are not accepting any more applications for these programs. It we receive the grant again, an announcement will be posted on our website. Thank you for your interest in our Mellon program.