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Explore America

The Explore America Summer Internship program matches outstanding Washington College students with summer internships at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions – and pays those students a stipend for their work. The program, offered through the Starr Center, annually provides students with high-level work and research experience on topics related to American culture.

The EASI Program places 20+ students per year in paid summer internships at prestigious museums, parks, and libraries across the country. Explore America internships are full-time and fully paid with a $4,500 stipend.

The program recognizes students’ “intellect, curiosity, and  resourcefulness.”

Student interns have helped to script a film on African Americans in 18th-century Virginia; cataloged early maps and travel accounts of Brazil and Peru; led tours at Harpers Ferry; and delved into original manuscripts to document Marylanders’ participation in the Revolutionary War. 

Students have interned at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History, Carnegie Museum of Art, LGBTQ National History Archives, Library of Congress, National Parks Service, Apollo Theater, Society for Women's Health Research, National Endowment for the Humanities, and more.