The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives internships programs are on hold for Summer 2024.  Updates on fall and later timeframes will be posted on this page as details become available.



The internship programs of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (SLA) provide students in library, archival, information science and related disciplines a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with expert Libraries and Archives staff and other Smithsonian staff to acquire the latest skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed for today’s information and cultural heritage workplace.  Internships are typically eight weeks in length offered for summer semesters (late May through early September). Part-time options, practicums and for-credit internships may be available. Opportunities vary and are based on available programs and projects. Please see the "Current Internship Opportunities" section for complete information on Program Details, Eligibility, and Application Instructions.  

Current Internship Opportunities 

For all Smithsonian Libraries and Archives internship inquiries, please email

For general information about internship opportunities with other Smithsonian museums and research centers, please visit the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships  website.