Internship Opportunity: Kasok Family Internship


The Smithsonian American Art Museum is pleased to announce a new $20,000 internship stipend award!

The Steven and Stephanie Kasok Family Internship for Museum Studies will expand and enrich the community of museum professionals by providing an opportunity for students from all cultural, economic, and academic backgrounds who aspire to careers in the museum field. This award will give a full-time internship to one highly qualified individual, along with the support, mentoring and training required for professional development. The selected person will participate in assignments in at least two or more museum areas, according to the person’s background, career interests and project availability from fall 2021 to spring 2022.

Deadline for Applications

The deadline for applications to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Advanced Level Program is June 15, 2021.
For more information and details on the museum’s two internship programs, please see the SAAM website:

Be a part of the Group

The Steven and Stephanie Kasok Family Internship for Museum Studies is part of the museum’s two-semester Advanced Level Program, the oldest and most structured museum operations program in the Smithsonian Institution. An Alumni Association of former interns, now successful museum professionals in positions around the world, comprise an active networking group that spans 53 years.

In addition to the new full-time position described above, part-time internships with stipends are also available. These 20-hour positions allow individuals to have employment or engage in academic coursework while they participate in this two-semester program. Interns complete at least two museum assignments. Hands-on projects are accompanied by weekly academic workshops and seminars, presented by museum and art field professionals. The workshops and other planned activities combine to provide an in-depth overview of museum operations to all program participants 

Internship positions are available in most areas within the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Applicants wishing to participate in the Advanced Level Program should have some previous experience; may be graduate students, college seniors, individuals with a four-year college degree (enrollment in an academic program is not required) or international students.

How to Apply

Application materials consist of a resume, a statement of purpose, all official or unofficial transcripts above high school and three recommendations (academic and/professional). Students who desire consideration for the full-time Steven and Stephanie Kasok Family Internship in Museum Studies award should add a statement of financial need to the above materials. Applicants for part-time internships will automatically be considered for a stipend award from the museum’s named endowments (an additional statement is not required).
All application materials from the applicant and/or the person’s recommenders should be emailed to: