Cataloging and Metadata Internship, Archives of American Gardens, Washington DC

The Archives of American Gardens offers internships year-round to students enrolled in graduate programs who wish to gain professional experience in learning about the management of and providing public access to a photographic archive. Currently, we are seeking applicants for a Cataloging and Metadata Internship.  The intern will assist primarily with cataloging series and item level descriptions in the Horizon database system and apply embedded metadata to corresponding digital assets. The intern will also assist with the digitization of archival materials (35mm slides, negatives and photographic prints), write interpretive materials utilizing the collections, assist with social media initiatives, prepare teaching tools for field volunteers engaged in documenting gardens for the Archives, and enter reference requests into an Access database. The intern may have an opportunity to assist with discrete components of the processing, arrangement and housing of collections, and develop parts of inventories and/or finding aids. 

To learn more about the Archives of American Gardens internship, visit .  


Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.

Summer Internships: February 1   
Fall Internships: June 1
Winter/Spring Internships: November 1


Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Gardens intern program:

Submit an on-line application 
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.

Further details on how to apply can be found on our website at . We'd appreciate if you could forward this information to any students who may be interested an internships with Smithsonian Gardens!