Office of Advancement Internships

Are you a student who is considering a career in fundraising?

The Smithsonian’s Office of Advancement offers internship opportunities that can provide you with an outstanding, real-world foundation for your future career. As an intern, you will work within a specific department, and have the chance to interact with professionals across the Institution.

Undergraduate and graduate internships are offered throughout the year. Academic credit may be arranged through your school.

Internship opportunities are filled as-needed in the following areas:

  • Membership
  • Communications
  • Programming and Stewardship
  • Corporate/Foundation Relations
  • Prospect/Donor Development
  • Prospect Management
  • Planned Giving
  • Campaign Volunteer Management
  • Regional Major Gifts

Learn about how to apply for advancement internships (pdf).

Read about specific internship opportunities (pdf) in the Office of Advancement

To apply: click here. Once you are logged in, select “Office of Advancement” from the drop down list.

In addition to the opportunities available in the central Office of Advancement, other units within the Smithsonian also offer development internships. Learn more here.

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