Jobs and Internships with the Federal Government

USAJOBS website

  • Various locations

American Anthropological Association

AAA Summer Internship Program

  • Housing/meal stipend

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Fellowships and Internships

Smithsonian Internship Application Deadlines

  • See various programs about stipend, duration, location, etc.
  • Internship opportunities at 13 different museums, 8 research centers, and 9 outreach programs

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Internships

The Washington, DC-based arm of the Smithsonian Institution offers year-round internships in cultural anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology, museum studies and arts administration. Internships are oriented towards the annual Smithsonian Folk Life Festival.

Margaret Mead Film Festival (apply before Fall)

Internships for High School, College, and Graduate Students

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Pathways Program

HUD, a federal agency, offers a variety of programs tailored to professional development, some for college credit and tailored to your academic interests.

The Student Conservation Association

SCA internships

The SCA offers paid internships at national parks throughout the country, many involving cultural interpretation. Pay includes travel to and from site, room, and a modest weekly stipend. At the end of your commitment you are eligible for Americorps grants applicable to student loans.

National Park Service Historic Preservation Program

Youth Programs (U.S. National Park Service)

  • Various programs/ locations – may include local
  • Stipend

U.S. Department of State

Interns & Fellows

  • Paid/unpaid
  • Undergrad/grad
  • Various locations;
  • Several programs