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Your gift makes our exhibitions possible, funds our educational programming, and ultimately creates countless unforgettable experiences.



Do you have a passion for aviation and space flight? Have you ever wanted to lead a tour of the National Air and Space Museum? Or work on the restoration of historic spacecraft? Do you like to read stories to children? Learn more. 


Are you a college student interested in gaining work experience? We offer internships, paid and unpaid, throughout the year in a wide array of disciplines. Learn more about internships.



We offer a variety of fellowships for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and non-academic researchers. Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective staff advisors prior to submitting a proposal. Learn more about fellowships.

explainers working in How Things Fly gallery

Explainers Program
Explainers at the National Air and Space Museum inspire life-long learners by connecting them to our iconic artifacts and to stories about the science and technology that make innovation possible. The Explainers Program hires high school and college students to help visitors better understand the Museum’s artifacts and exhibitions through hands-on programming.  Learn more about the Explainers Program.