Fellowships are now available for graduate students and post-docs to study at the Migratory Bird Center. Proposals are due to the Smithsonian-wide fellowship competition every January 15th. If interested, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact potential Smithsonian host scientists well in advance of that deadline. Other opportunities for fellowships are occasionally available and will be advertised periodically.

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Intern at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and learn valuable skills.

There are no internships currently available.


The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is always seeking volunteers willing to donate their time and expertise in our D.C. headquarters at the National Zoo. We need help with a range of administrative and computer-based tasks, as well as membership drives. Occasionally, we have opportunities to assist with field work. If interested, please email us at smbc@si.edu.


Currently seeking a joint Post-doctoral Associate to be based at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca NY.

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