• About ASIP


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The Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program (ASIP) is a collaborative venture on the part of the Government of Alberta and the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest consortium of museums located in Washington, D.C. The complex comprises several specialized museums and research centers that engage in the pursuit of information and knowledge in a variety of disciplines ranging from the arts, culture, and history to the sciences. ASIP provides post-secondary students of good academic standing, who are registered in degree programs at institutions in Alberta, with exceptional opportunities for professional development. The Program enables them to work with Smithsonian scholars, scientists, researchers, and educators either in Washington, D.C., or at some of the other Smithsonian sites around the world. Interns, who are hired to assist with research and help produce world-class programs and exhibits, will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the fields, make an impact as well as develop personally and professionally. Designed to enhance educational and professional development of students, the Program will also benefit the Smithsonian Institution as it continues to pursue the increase and dissemination of knowledge. Students must be residents of Alberta, enrolled in a degree program at a post-secondary institution in Alberta.