Internships & Employment

Employment Information

Smithsonian magazine has a staff of editors and researchers. Articles are written on a freelance basis. When staff positions are available, they are listed at the Institution's human resources Web site:

Freelance submissions

To submit a pitch for a freelance story for the print magazine, fill out this form. To submit a pitch for the website, fill out this form. Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot guarantee a response to every pitch, but we will be in touch if we are interested in your story.


ASME Internship
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: These are the magazine's only editorial internships. To learn about other internships at the Smithsonian go to The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.