World of Maps Internships
As of April 1, 2020, there are no open Smithsonian Libraries internship opportunities, as facilities restrict access to support the effort to contain the spread of Covid-19. We are unsure when fall 2020 or spring 2021 opportunities will be available but will update this page as appropriate.
There are over 45,000 maps in various research Departments of the National Museum of Natural History as well as maps in other Smithsonian museums and research facilities. These date from the 1830s to the present. A project has been ongoing to organize the maps, create images of them and enter data about them into a database which is available to the public. The intern will assist in identifying obscure maps, creating images of the maps, editing the images, entering information about the maps into the database and apply preservation techniques to some of the maps.
Knowledge of the basics of maps and geography, basic computer skills
The intern will increase knowledge of maps, cataloging procedures, digitizing techniques and materials handling.
Summer 2020 internship applications due by March 1st. Other dates open on a rolling bases.