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Peter A. Krueger Summer Internships

The Peter A. Krueger Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain professional skills and learn about museum practices at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States that is exclusively devoted to historic and contemporary design. Interns will acquire in-depth knowledge and develop an enriched understanding of how the museum fulfills its mission to educate, inspire, and empower people through design. During the summer, interns collaborate with staff on specific projects and gain experience in the daily operation of their selected department(s). In addition to their professional activities, interns attend meetings, lectures, and public programs at Cooper Hewitt and travel outside the museum to meet and connect with individuals and organizations that are integral to design and the arts of New York City.

Duration: 10 weeks, 40 hours/week
Stipend: $2,500

Due to a large volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application for Summer 2019 will open soon.

Applications are accepted from currently enrolled undergraduate students.

To apply, create an account and complete the application on Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).

Required application materials: resume, three short essays, two references, and transcript

Interns will be selected according to demonstrated interest, applicable skill, and relevant experience.

Click here for a list of departmental descriptions.