The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will close to the public at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 for an Inaugural event. All afternoon tours and programs on that day are canceled.

Get Involved

Volunteer or intern interacting with young children at a family event

Get Involved

Do you love art and history? There are many ways to be involved at the Portrait Gallery and share your enthusiasm with the public. 

If you are interested in volunteer positions or internships at other Smithsonian museums or research centers, please see the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships & Internships and the Smithsonian-wide volunteer page.

Internships

We offer formal internships to qualified applicants.

Volunteer

Become a volunteer docent or assist with youth and family programming.

Job Opportunities

Our diverse staff includes curators, researchers, collections managers, designers, administrators, and a wealth of other specialists.

Volunteer showing child a historical object