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National Internships

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Science and Technology Council Internship Program of the Academy offers an extraordinary opportunity for full-time continuing students to experience a real-world production environment or to participate in advanced technology development efforts. The Council Internship Program is geared towards students who are planning to pursue a career utilizing or developing cutting-edge technologies for motion picture production. In particular, prospective interns should be interested in the development of CG technology for motion pictures, imaging science for motion pictures, robotics, sound, archiving or the technical aspects of the creation of digital characters or visual effects.


American Anthropology Association

The AAA offers two summer internships in Washington D.C. for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students. The internships involve a split between working in the AAA office and working either at the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) or the National Museum of African Art.


California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public. Internships at the Academy allow college/university students to gain hands-on experience on the public floor, in the labs and collections archive, and out in the community. These programs are valuable stepping stones toward careers in the natural sciences.


Colonial Williamsburg Internship Program

In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.  Internships are offered in Field Methods and Techniques, Curation/Collection Management, African-American Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology and Conservation.  


Crow Canyon Research Internships

The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to advance and share knowledge of the human experience through archaeological research, education programs, and partnerships with American Indians. Crow Canyon’s research focuses on the ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) occupation of the Mesa Verde region. The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center maintains high standards of research and scholarship. Students and adults participating in the Center’s programs are closely supervised by research and education staff members in the field and the lab, ensuring a positive learning experience for them, as well as high-quality research for the profession.  Crow Canyon offers paid summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology, anthropology, education, and related fields.


The Digital Media and Learning Competition

The Digital Media and Learning Competition, supported through a grant to the University of California, Irvine and administered by HASTAC, has announced a second annual open-call competition that will provide $2 million in awards to innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning. Successful projects will promote participatory learning in a variety of environments: through the creation of new digital tools, modification of existing ones, or use

of digital media in some other novel way. Winners will receive funding to do an internship with a sponsor organization to help bring their ideas to implementation.


The Field Museum

The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and has spent more than 120 years in the pursuit of scientific knowledge about the world around us. Interns at The Field Museum get extensive hands-on experience and an in-depth look at the inner workings of a world-class institution. Each summer, we host more than 200 internships representing almost every Museum department. In addition, there are numerous internships that take place during the academic year.  Anthropology is one of the Museum’s four primary collections and research departments.


International Radio and Television Society Summer Fellowships

The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.


ICPSR Summer Internship Program

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research runs a summer internship program for undergraduate students at the University of Michigan.  The ICPSR summer internship program provides undergraduate students with a unique and expansive research experience that introduces all aspects of social science research and includes supported exploration of a research query from start to finish, data management training, and focused methodological education in quantitative research.


Minnesota Historical Society Internships

The Society offers a limited number of internships to advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining professional experience in a public museum environment.  Most internships at the Minnesota Historical Society are unpaid.


Mister Rogers Scholarship in Children’s Media

The scholarship is open to upper division undergraduates and graduate students who can demonstrate a commitment to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education; child development/child psychology; film/television production; music; and animation.


National Academy of Social Insurance

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance, provides outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students with challenging internship opportunities in

Washington, DC. Projects on social policy research and policy analysis, aging and long-term care policy, disability policy, and non-profit boards and fundraising.


National Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management  (National Monuments are included under these categories)

Note – Students are sometimes paid a stipend or salary for these positions.

All three of these governmental organizations regularly offer internships for students.  Some are coordinated through the national agencies, but many times it is the local National Park, National Forest or BLM who are searching for interns.  You can check with local the National Forests, National Parks and the BLM to see if they have specific internships.


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We have received individual internships invitations from:


Smithsonian Internships

The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers, and affiliates around the world. An internship at the Smithsonian Institution is a prearranged, structured learning experience scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience must be relevant to the intern's academic and professional goals, and to research and museum activities of the Institution. An internship is performed under the direct supervision of Smithsonian staff and are arranged individually.


Student Conservation Association

Tap into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists and explore green career opportunities with professional internships in the field. Whether your dream is to lead public programs as a park ranger, trek the backcountry as a field scientist, or explore new sustainability solutions as an urban planner, SCA has something for you. 


US Chamber of Commerce

In its international programs, the chamber tries to respond to the critical need for global economic and business interdependence for US enterprise. There are two internship programs, one concentrating on the Washington Office of the Chamber of Commerce and the other dealing with the Center for International Private Enterprise, Latin American Programs.


Last Revised: 11/26/2014