Media Marketing Internship

New York City, New York (US)
Unpaid - Stipend available
Apr 17, 2018
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York

Smithsonian Media works closely with all media outlets including the magazines (Smithsonian and Air & Space) and websites ( and to promote the Smithsonian Institution's unparalleled authority in the fields of history, science, technology and art.

The Smithsonian Media Marketing Internship is designed to provide a meaningful, hands-on learning experience. The Smithsonian Media Marketing Internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of the media spectrum while making meaningful contributions to marketing, publishing, sales projects as well as for building writing, personal, organizational and project management skills.

Through weekly meetings with the Mentor, the Marketing team and Ad Sales team, the Intern will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the marketing process by assisting with projects in event planning and ad sales, while gaining valuable real-world experience. The Intern will be mentored by the Marketing Manager, who will arrange for monthly development meetings to evaluate the skills learned and experiences of the internship, reflect on how they apply to the Intern’s education/career goals, and chart a course for the coming months.

The intern will:

  • Learn about event marketing by assisting with details, the website and social media surrounding our signature Museum Day event
  • Develop research and communication skills by corresponding with museums 
  • Learn how to increase museum participation/registration through strategic marketing
  • Learn other aspects of sales and marketing by assisting with ad hoc projects with the Sales and Marketing team

The intern candidate who would most benefit from this experience will be thoughtful, self-motivated and academically inclined, with great attention to detail and the ability to work successfully as part of a team.  Ideally, we’re looking for excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with a professional and courteous manner, and prefer a candidate who is currently enrolled in BA/BS degree program.  

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the internship, along with a resume.
Final selection will be subject to the intern’s successful completion of a pre-appointment background check.

Tenure Dates: Starting 06/01/18 (12-week internship)
Full-time internship, 40 hours/week, unpaid; $3,000 Stipend available.  
Will work with intern for school credit. 

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