Program Description

The Smithsonian Institution offers a number of opportunities for students to be involved in hands-on internship experiences at its various museums and research units in Washington DC.  While projects are coordinated and administered through the Smithsonian Institution, the MSU Honors College and Undergraduate Scholars Program (USP) are pleased to offer financial assistance through a competitive application process for students accepted to participate in internship opportunities during spring break week, March 2017. smithsonian

Eligibility Requirements 

This funding opportunity is open to Montana State University undergraduates from all academic disciplines.  Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) for spring semester 2017, with priority funding for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Students may apply for up to $1,500 to help off-set the costs of participating in the program.  If funded, students will be expected to prepare a presentation of their project/experience for the MSU Student Research Celebration and submit a brief written report of their experience. Students do not have to be enrolled in the Honors College or USP in order to apply.           

How to Apply 

The application process is two-fold.  Students will first search and apply for internships through the Smithsonian Institution website.  Once students have an internship opportunity lined up, they can apply for travel funding through the Honors College and USP application for financial assistance process.  Please review the program application for detailed instructions and guidelines.  

For More Information

Interested students are encouraged to attend the Program Info Session:

  • Thursday, November 10
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm
  • SUB 168  

Application Deadline 

Applications are due via electronic submission no later than Midnight on Friday January 6, 2017.

Want to learn about other research programs and opportunities at MSU?
 Check out the “Undergraduate Research HUB Site.”