Washington, DC Internship
The Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program (ASIP)
How to Get Started
To learn more about the ASIP (including program details, eligibility criteria, and internship opportunities) and to apply, follow the steps below:
1. Visit website for program details
3. Submit application package (deadline 1st week of January)
4. Interview with ASIP coordinator over the phone
5. Wait for decision from Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Internships: "exciting""enriching""gratifying""life-changing""valuable""beneficial""world-class". Apply now to begin your world-class internship experience!
Smithsonian Institution, DC
Washington Monument, DC
University of Alberta International
Education Abroad Program
8920 HUB Mall
Edmonton AB T6G 2E1
School: University of Alberta
Internship Placement: Office of External
Affairs & Development
Seeking to fulfill her undergraduate Cooperative Education program requirements, Natasha Newman went to DC to gain practical experience in a world renowned non-profit organization. Located in the Smithsonian Castle, the Office of External Affairs & Development provided a supportive forum to apply learned skills and abilities. As the Planned Giving intern, Natasha was responsible for collecting information from wills, trusts, and estates and liaisoning with lawyers from across the United States to secure enrollment in a new informational newsletter. "The Smithsonian values and appreciates all of its interns and they organize some great activities throughout the summer. My internship with the Smithsonian Institution was both academically enriching and personally fulfilling, and I would encourage everyone to apply; it was the best summer I’ve ever had!"
Major: Library and Information Studies
School: University of Alberta
Internship Placement: Digital Services
Division (DSD) - Smithsonian Libraries
The DSD is located in the National Museum of Natural History Building and oversees all of the libraries’ digitization projects from scanning various rare books and journals to making them available to researchers around the world. Brett was required to assist with several of these projects, some of which included embedding bibliographic metadata into digital documents, transferring files of scanned pages to be uploaded in digital repositories, and writing about and taking photographs of their library collections and exhibitions for their blog. The DSD enabled Brett to learn and become familiar with different aspects of a very specific form of librarianship (museum libraries) that he otherwise may not have had reason or the opportunity to pursue. "I was privileged to serve as an intern for the DSD. The Alberta Smithonian Internship Program (ASIP) not only enabled me to gain practical experience in learning how emerging and evolving technologies are being integrated into libraries, it has provided me with an invaluable addition for my curriculum vitae!"
Travel. Learn. Succeed.
The Washington Center (TWC)
University of Alberta International Education Abroad Program
8920 HUB Mall
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
Students nominated to the program will be instructed by TWC about how to apply for a J-1 visa. The Visa will be tied to the TWC internship, and will not be applicable for any other work opportunity in the U.S. The visa will be valid for up to 29 days after the end date of the internship and cannot be extended. All applications will be reviewed and processed through the Department of Home Land Security SEVIS system as part of the visa application and approval process. Therefore, background checks will be conducted on all applicants nominated for an internship. You may be denied a visa should there be anything in your background that can be misconstrued.
1. Research information about your program: Check the TWC program box in the Work Abroad sections of the EARL. Visit the TWC website. Read the Returned Student Reports.
2. Read the Work Abroad Terms of Student Participation
3. Submit a PAPER COPY of the Washington Center Application form: http://www.twc.edu/students/docs/TWC_Internship_Application.pdfALL TWC SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION (INCLUDING THE U OF A APPLICATION SUPPORT FORM AND U OF A PRELIMINARY COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION FORM AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE) MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM 8920 HUB MALL BY THE DESIGNATED DEADLINE.
4. Interview: Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for an interview
5. Selection Results: Applicants will be notified if they have been approved for the program
January 17, 2011