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Peter A. Krueger Summer Internships

The application for Summer 2022 will open in late Fall. Please check back then!

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. In addition to their professional activities, interns attend virtual meetings, lectures, and public programs at Cooper Hewitt and participate in professional development workshops.

Click here for a list of internships offered in 2021.

All Peter A. Krueger Internships will be virtual in 2021 regardless of museum operating status.

Internship dates: June 14, 2021 - August 20, 2021 (10 weeks, 35 hours/week)

Stipend: $5,000

Application deadline for Summer 2021 was February 28, 2021. Due to a large volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of application.

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

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

Interns will be selected according to demonstrated interest, applicable skill, and relevant experience. Questions? Please email