Job Overview


About the Agency

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

The Smithsonian Pathways Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This program provides students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (i.e., high school, graduate level, etc.) with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and get paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.


  • Confers with other offices to identify necessary materials, uses and timing. Researches materials, object or topic to determine copyright and clearances. Corresponds with rights owners and obtains image or files and permissions to reproduce. Monitors agreements and ensures terms are fulfilled. Reviews image files and proofreads copyright and credit line information.
  • Prepares purchasing documents and signed agreements. Works with SI Office of Contracting to develop or review templates and signed agreements. Calculates costs and monitors expenses.
  • Maintains spreadsheet or database of permissions terms and status. Tracks rights by multiple categories. Serves as central repository for permissions history and legal documentation.