James E. Webb Internship for Minority Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration

Funding Agency:
Smithsonian Institution

This program was established in honor of the late James. E. Webb, Regent Emeritus and former Administrator of the National Air and Space Administration (NASA), to promote excellence in the management of not-for-profit organizations. Internships are offered to U.S. minority undergraduate junior, seniors and graduate students majoring in areas of business or public administration. These opportunities are intended to increase participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in the management of not-for-profit scientific and cultural organizations. Interns are placed in offices, museums, and research institutes throughout the Smithsonian Institution.


  • February 1 for Summer (to begin after June 1) and for Fall (to begin after October 1) 
  • October 1 for Spring (to begin after January 1)


African American
Grad/Prof Students
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Women of Color


Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 1, 2020