In The SWC supports these four endowment programs for the Smithsonian professionals.
Fellowship in Museum Practices
Along with awarding fellowships to academics, educators and cultural heritage practitioners, the Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology offers a paid internship funded by the SWC. The internship provides a special opportunity for one undergraduate or graduate college student annually to assist museum educators and technologists in providing digital resources from Smithsonian museums to classrooms across the country.
Research Training Program at the National Museum of Natural History
For undergraduate college students, the National Museum of Natural History hosts a summer internship program that pairs undergraduates studying anthropology, botany, entomology, and zoology, with museum research staff. An SWC endowment funds a 10-week internship in Washington, DC.
Renwick Gallery Endowment
In support of the premier museum dedicated to American craft, SWC helps fund the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery's biennial exhibition. An SWC endowment funds a biennial lecture, symposium or series of public education programs to build public interest in fine crafts.
Annual Smithsonian Education Awards
The SWC has endowed three awards to honor Smithsonian employees for excellence: 1) the Smithsonian Education ACHIEVEMENT Awards honors and employee for outstanding performance working in education; 2) the ONE SMITHSONIAN Education Award recognizes an outstanding Pre-K-12 education project developed with many institutional partners and museums; and 3) and the Smithsonian Education INNOVATION & ACCESS Award recognizes an outstanding digital education project that gets Smithsonian's creative and interactive content to communities nationwide.