The Colleges of Arts & Sciences, UH Manoa
D.C. Internships at the Smithsonian
Since 1998, the Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawai'i at
Manoa have sponsored undergraduate students in Washington, D.C. internships.
Beginning with only one student the first year, we now typically send three
students annually to spend the fall semester at the Smithsonian Institution. Students
remain enrolled at UH Manoa and put together programs with their major advisers
that allow them to receive up to 12 academic credits while they intern in
The Smithsonian Institution is the grand repository of our national
history and culture. Students are placed according to their interests in a
wide variety of internships. Recent students have worked in the
Asia-Pacific collection, the Popular Culture collection, and the Medical Museum.
Students live in dorms provided by The Washington Center, and work full-time as
interns, while earning UH credit.
The costs covered by these semester-long internships include roundtrip
airfare, room and board in D.C., and a monthly stipend.
The internships are possible through the generous support of the following:
- Hiram L. Fong Endowment in the Arts & Sciences
- National Capital Region Chapter of the University of Hawaii Alumni
- Francis & Sarah Sogi Fellowship
2013 Washington, D.C. Internships at the
Smithsonian is now closed.
Please check back later for availability. Click on the link for a sample of the
Congratulations to the following 2012 Washington, D.C. Interns!
National Capital Region Chapter of University
Francis & Sarah Sogi Fellowship
Internship Program Interns Archive
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other career/internship opportunities through Student Employment and Cooperative