U.S. Citizens and U.S. permanent residents, Graduate students are preferred. To be considered for this opportunity one must currently be enrolled as a graduate student with plans to pursue a graduate degree in the communications, marketing, or public relations fields of study.
The Douglas M. Lapp Endowment Internship in Education is funded through an endowed fund in honor of Douglas M. Lapp, the first Executive Director of the National Science Resources Center (NSRC), now named the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC).
Awardees of the Lapp Endowment Internship are appointed based on a demonstrated interest in the field of science education.
Internships are available for graduate students only who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, marketing, or public relations fields.
This program was established in honor of Douglas M. Lapp, founding Executive Director of the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) from 1985 to 2002, now called the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC). The SSEC’s mission is to transform the teaching and learning of science for K-12 students throughout the nation and the world.
Intern will conduct original research within science education and audience engagement and write original content at the intersection of policy and science education for our target audiences.