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Smithsonian Internship Information

Smithsonian Internship Jan Term Information Sheet
Smithsonian Internship Fall Semester 2018 Information

Whitworth offers two Smithsonian internship programs -- one during Jan Term and, beginning in fall 2018, one semester-long program.

Application Instructions

For both the Jan Term and fall semester programs, you will apply through the off-campus programs online system. The application process takes place 11 months before the Jan Term program (e.g. Feb 2018 for Jan Term 2019) and six months before the fall semester program (e.g. Feb 2018 for fall 2018). The application process typically opens in mid-February and closes the first Friday in March. You will request online recommendations on the off-campus programs system. Please do not ask a fellow student to provide the personal recommendation. You'll need a recommendation from a professor, a staff member, a pastor, or your boss from a summer job – not from a relative or a close friend.

You must also turn in a résumé and letter of interest. The deadline for these documents is the Monday prior to the off-campus programs deadline. For example, if off-campus programs closes applications on Friday, March 3, you must submit these documents to Honors Program Assistant Karly Bosma (kbosma@whitworth.edu) before 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. Both the résumé and the letter should be crafted to reflect the ways in which your academic career has prepared you for the experience at the Smithsonian.
For more information, contact Doug Sugano, dsugano@whitworth.edu (x4212), or Bendi Schrambach, bbschrambach@whitworth.edu (x4372).