Smithsonian magazine has a staff of editors and researchers. There are no writing positions. Articles are written on a freelance basis. When positions are available, they are listed at the Institution's human resources Web site: www.si.edu/ohr.
View our freelance submission guidelines.
Two six-month, full-time, paid writing internships are available at Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C., beginning July 2013. The editorial internship involves writing, blogging and producing multimedia for the magazine's Web site and writing for the print magazine's "Smithsonian" department. The digital internship involves writing, blogging, producing multimedia for the magazine’s Web site, assisting in managing Smithsonian.com’s social media presence and other research and reporting tasks.
Candidates for both internships should have a proven aptitude for writing and web journalism skills. A recent undergraduate or graduate degree is a must.
To apply for both internships, please submit a résumé, contact information for 3 references, 3 clips, and a cover letter that includes a pitch for a story for our website or print magazine. Applications can be submitted via the electronic form below or mailed in hard copy to:
Attn: Intern Application
Capital Gallery, Suite 6001
MRC 513, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
If sending by FedEx, UPS or other courier, please send to:
600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 6001
Washington, DC 20024
The application deadline is April 1. Final candidate selection will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a pre-appointment background check. EEO.
The undergraduate internship program is sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Strong consideration is given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in journalism, either with journalism as their college major or through work on their college magazine or newspaper. The deadline for applications is generally November 15 for the following summer. To learn about the program and download an application go to: http://asme.magazine.org. These are the magazine's only editorial internships. To learn about other internships at the Smithsonian go to http://intern.si.edu. The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.