The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, Office of Planning and Strategic Initiatives will be selecting interns for post-undergraduate internship opportunities.
The internship provides candidates an opportunity for immersion in the working environment of a planning and design office and will add a unique advantage to the intern's resume and future job search. You will also obtain a dynamic and ever-changing behind-the-scenes look at how the National Zoo operates and plans for its future development.
This is an unpaid internship. College credit is offered if desired; intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.
Rock Creek, Washington D.C.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C. area.
The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution do not provide free parking to interns. There is limited parking at SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia.
There are three internship sessions throughout the year: spring, summer, and fall. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Final work schedules will be negotiated.
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html”
Then select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here"
When you complete the information to create an account, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select "Internship". Then you will select the unit you are interested in, "National Zoological Park." Then you will select the program you are interested in, "National Zoological Park Internship Program." Finally, once you begin completing the application, you will indicate the project (equivalent to department) you are interested in, “Rock Creek—Landscape Architecture."
Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit” and when your references have been received (your SOLAA submitted application and references must be received by the deadlines as noted above).
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Application materials must include:
Questions about this internship should be directed to Jennifer Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.