Rules and Checklist - Smithsonian Fellowships and Internships

The Smithsonian Intern Challenge
What is it?
The Smithsonian Intern Challenge is a challenge for Smithsonian interns to visit all of the Smithsonian museums
around the Washington D.C area. The goal of this challenge is to expose Smithsonian interns to the different
museums, galleries, and research centers that the Smithsonian has to offer around the Washington D.C area.
How to do it:
1. Visit all sixteen Smithsonian museums and galleries in the Washington D.C metro area
2. Prove that you have visited each museum by taking a picture in front of, or inside the building
3. Once you have visited all of the museums, notify the Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) at
[email protected] or call us at 202.633.7070
4. Upload the pictures to either Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the #smithsonianinternchallenge
*Interns that contact us upon completion will be featured in their own spotlight post on the OFI website!
Listed below are the museums and galleries that you must visit in order to complete the Intern Challenge. In
addition to the regular Intern Challenge, there is also a Super Intern Challenge. This includes visiting the
museums in the Washington D.C area, as well as some of the Smithsonian museums and research centers
surrounding D.C.
☐ Anacostia Community Museum (AMC)
☐ National Museum of American History (NMAH)
☐ American Art Museum (SAAM)
☐ National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)
☐ Art and Industries Building
☐ National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
☐ Freer and Sackler Gallery of Art (FSG)
☐ National Portrait Gallery (NPG)
☐ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)
☐ National Postal Museum (NPM)
☐ National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
☐ National Zoological Park (NZP)
☐ National Museum of African American History and
☐ Renwick Gallery
----Culture (AMC)
☐ Smithsonian Institution Castle
☐ National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)
Impossible Intern Challenge:
Super Intern Challenge:
☐ Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute
(Front Royal, MD)
☐ Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edge
Water, MD) (SERC)
☐ National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
(Chantilly, VA)
☐ National Museum of the American Indian George
Gustav Heye Center (New York, NY)
☐ Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New
York, NY)
☐ Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)
☐Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (Cambridge,