The Smithsonian Institute
Incorporating 16 museums and galleries plus the National Zoo the Smithsonian Institute is the world's largest museum complex and offers quite possibly the world's largest internship program.  There are several appropriate programs for both environmental and conservation science majors offered through the Natural History Museum (the Internship Program and the Research Training Program), the Work/Learn Internship Program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and the National Zoo (Research Traineeships). An applicants may apply for up to three projects, in order of preference. A photocopy of the entire application packet must be included for each project selected. The Smithsonian awards no academic credit for studies conducted at the Institution. However, the Office of Fellowships and Grants is eager to assist in establishing mechanisms for universities and colleges to award credit upon satisfactory completion of projects. Unless otherwise stated, you must have an average G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher. Applications are due March 1, 2001 this year.

American University's Washington Semester Program
Muskingum College is a member institute of the Washington Semester Program. This program offers a variety of experiences in many different fields. The International Environment and Development section is open to undergraduate students of all majors. Students study in Washington, D.C. for 13 weeks learning the international perspectives on biological diversity, global climate change, foreign-assistance policy and other issues. After building an academic foundation students travel overseas for a three week practical which follows.  To truly understand the processes, challenges, and issues learned in D.C. students must be experience them first hand in a developing country. Interested students should contact Dr. Stacia Straley (Cambridge Hall 105), the Muskingum College representative.


The Washington Intern Foundation
The Washington Intern Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals locate and successfully perform internships in the Washington, DC area and on Capitol Hill. They also list many currently available internships on their web site both on "the Hill" and off. In addition, students may post their resumes on the web site as well.