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Youth program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors!

A 16-week program that runs from Summer to Fall 2014: June 23rd – August 1st, September 13th – November 15th

What's in it for you?

  • Practical experience in a Smithsonian science career, such as: sorting insects from Kenya, assisting with animal care, extracting and preparing fossils for study, and much more!
  • Opportunities to work in Smithsonian exhibit and learning spaces
  • Academic and career preparation
  • Access to experts
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of Smithsonian facilities not open to the public
  • A stipend of $1,750

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 program.

Explore these links for more information:

About | Program Components | Projects | FAQ

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YES! interns pose in the Forensic Anthropology Lab with program coordinators and NMNH's former Sant Director Dr. Cristián Samper. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.

Interns Talk about YES!

“Overall my Internship with the Smithsonian was amazing, educational and so far has been the best method of developing my science skills…I feel like I’m a lot more confident and have a lot of fun when I talk to people.”
- Camila Moscoso

Read about intern Camila Moscoso’s experiences in the YES! program on the Museum's Blog.


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