Special Academic Opportunities

National Air and Space Museum Summer Internship

National Air and Space Museum (NASM) summer internships provide a unique academic experience within a museum setting.  Working behind the scenes, interns have a firsthand opportunity to learn about the historic artifacts and archival materials preserved at the NASM, and to study the scientific and technological advances they represent.


Full-time interns work from approximately the first week in June until the second week in August.  A $3500 stipend is provided to help interns defray housing and living expenses while at NASM.  Interns are required to work in the Washington, D.C. area at either the National Mall or at the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland.  In the past, NASM interns have been able to choose programs covering a diverse range of interests.  Students of all majors are encouraged to apply.


Applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited
  • college or university
  • Have a strong academic performance


Coordinator of Student Services

National Air and Space Museum

MRC 305/Educational Services Department

Washington, D.C. 20560 


Web Site



Application Procedure

Students must submit:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Two letters of academic recommendation


Applications for summer internships will be accepted from January 15 until February 15 during the calendar year of the internship.



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