The Public Engagement program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is seeking an intern to help with the research and development of hands-on activities related to women in STEM that will be implemented in public areas (i.e. public libraries). The work will involve conducting research to identify women from a variety of time periods, with a specific focus on contributions made by women of color, to feature in program materials. This research will be done independently and by working in collaboration with staff from other Smithsonian units, including the National Museum of American History, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of the American Indian, and the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Competitive applicants will have prior experience conducting independent research, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated interest in the history of STEM, women in STEM, and/or public engagement in STEM.
The intern will be based on the SERC campus in Edgewater, Maryland. This is a paid, full-time, 16-week internship ($550/week) funded by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. On-site housing is available. Travel reimbursement is available.
To apply please email a resume and cover letter to Dr. Alison Cawood (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Jillie Drutz (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a goal of the internship starting as soon as possible. The specific start date will be agreed upon when the candidate has been chosen. Members of historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. For any questions, please contact Dr. Cawood.