User Experience Internship


As a User Experience intern, you will learn the various steps of the website creation process—from Discovery to Deployment and everything in-between.  Interns will gain first-hand experience on an actual website Redesign project by providing assistance to the Digital Experience Manager.  Interns will learn a variety of skills that will make them desirable candidates in their upcoming web careers such as web analytics, information architecture, wireframing, content management system design, interface design, HTML, and CSS.


  • Tracking and assessing online analytics and producing reports
  • Contributing to the Archives’ social media platforms
  • Producing and editing graphics
  • Researching and reporting on digital and technology trends
  • Providing administrative assistance to the Digital Experience Manager


  • Outstanding interpersonal/communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail in oral and written work
  • Highly organized with excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and effective time management
  • Familiarity with web technologies; experience with HTML5, and/or CSS3 a plus
  • Possess a passion for design, digital media, and technology
  • Self-starters that are able to work independently without much instruction are preferred
  • Ability to commit a minimum of 180 hours over a minimum of 11 weeks

Application Requirements

Applications must be submitted through the Smithsonian SOLAA System ( select Archives of American Art as the unit, then select "User Experience" as the project.

Special Instructions:

  • This internship requires one letter of reference; instead of submitting a second letter of reference, please submit a one-page work sample document by attaching it to your cover letter.
    • This document should contain 1–3 digital media work samples
    • Each work sample should have a 1–2 paragraph description outlining your role in the project and technologies employed


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.