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Libraries’ Internships Available

It is recruiting season for Libraries’ internships!

We are also excited to announce a new photography internship for the Libraries' Director’s Office. Please share our internship and research opportunities with colleagues, friends, and other institutions, societies, or clubs that may be of interest. 

Smithsonian Libraries Photography Internship

The Libraries Director’s Office is seeking one unpaid intern to assist with the photography of Smithsonian library, museum, and research center spaces. Intern may also be asked take photos at special events as schedule permits. Intern will work closely with Public Affairs staff to develop professional images which may appear in publications, videos, web sites, and promotional materials. 

Eastman Kodak Company, Catalogue of Premo Cameras, 1920, "Woman co-pilot with camera."

Smithsonian Libraries Professional Development Internship

Libraries Professional Development internships are paid opportunities at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, designed for current graduate students interested in working in research and/or museum libraries. A background in life sciences, anthropology, art history, American or cultural studies, American history or library science studies is preferable. Solid research, analytical, computer and writing skills are desired. The program covers specific areas, including special collections and preservation, technical services, digital projects and research, reference and reader services. The Libraries will award up to two paid summer internships each academic year.

Our projects for this year are the following:

  • Scientific Publishing and Workflow
  • Artists’ Books at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  • Botany Flora Collection Taxonomic Project, and Foundations for a Knowledge Management System at the Smithsonian Institution

Further inquiries about Smithsonian Libraries Internships should be directed to:

Erin Clements Rushing (
Digital Images Librarian
Digital Services Division
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
PO Box 37012
NHB Hall 22, Room 2206, MRC 154
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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