The Smithsonian’s Internship to Fellowship (I2F) Program is a two-tiered learning experience designed to introduce recent college graduates to the diversity of career opportunities within the fields of museum sciences and support. Selected candidates will embark on a 15-week internship in Fall 2019 where they will be placed with a mentor and spend time learning about the Smithsonian, it’s facilities, collections, staff, and it’s role in the global museum and research fields.
This program is made possible through federal support received from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships’ Webb Endowment. This program was established to promote the diversity and inclusion of Latino Americans in the fields of museum studies and support.
This program is made possible through federal support received from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships’ Webb Endowment. This program was established to promote the diversity and inclusion of Asian Pacific Americans in the fields of museum studies and support.
As part of the program, all interns will learn to develop a fellowship proposal. Interns will work with their mentors and programming staff to conceive a project, research Smithsonian resources needed to complete the project, and write a proposal. Interns interested in continuing with the second half of the program will submit their proposals to a review committee. Interns with accepted proposals will be welcomed as fellows in Spring 2020. Fellows will work with their advisor to complete their independent project over the course of their 15-week fellowship. Fellows will also participate in bi-weekly cohort programming that will focus on career skills and planning. The program will conclude with a symposium where fellows will present their work.
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