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Five NOVA Students Receive Smithsonian Internships

Five NOVA students join the competitive summer undergrad internship program at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art (NMAA). This is a paid internship opportunity open to college students across the nation to work on a variety of programs and pathways, offering a wide range of learning opportunities within the various departments.

The NOVA Student Interns Are:

  • London Allen
  • Eli Burke
  • Axel Concha
  • Cassandra McGinnis
  • Roberto Ferreira

Interns may be placed in Advancement (development and membership), Collections Management (archives, collections management, imaging and photographic services), Conservation and Scientific Research, Curatorial (curatorial, library, scholarly programs and publications) or Operations and External Affairs (design, production and publications; engagement and visitor experience; exhibition planning; finance and administration; marketing and communications; public programs; special events).

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, are located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Committed to preserving, exhibiting and interpreting exemplary works of art, the Freer and Sackler house exceptional collections of Asian art, with more than 44,000 objects dating from the Neolithic period to today. Renowned and iconic objects originate from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, the ancient Near East and the Islamic world. The Freer Gallery also holds a significant group of American works of art largely dating to the late nineteenth century. It boasts the world’s largest collection of diverse works by James McNeill Whistler, including the famed Peacock Room.

Unified administratively and joined physically, the Freer and Sackler are dedicated to increasing audience understanding of the arts of Asia through a broad portfolio of exhibitions, publications, conservation, research and education. The museum is free and open to the public 364 days a year.

For questions regarding NOVA’s internship program, please contact Dana Fallon, interim director of NOVA Workforce at dfallon@nvcc.edu. For more information on NOVA Workforce programs, please go to: https://www.nvcc.edu/workforce/.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 80,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield (Medical Education Campus) and Woodbridge, through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment. We offer more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals through university transfers and access to the most in-demand careers. At NOVA, we strive to ensure that every student succeeds, every program achieves and every community prospers. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, visit our website, www.nvcc.edu, or call 703.323.3000.

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