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Base 11 Summer Fellowship - Smithsonian Institution (National Air and Space Museum Preservation and Restoration Internship Program)*


Calling all Southern California Community College Students interested in STEM!  The Base 11 Summer Fellowship is an opportunity to gain engineering skills from leading local universities, receive mentorship and get the inside track on what it really takes to transfer to a premiere university.  Do you love aviation? Do you enjoy working with your hands? The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds over 60,000 artifacts and more than 20,000 cubic feet of archival materials. Over the summer, students gain exposure to experts in the field as they work on preserving, restoring, cleaning and caring for historic artifacts and engines.  In this summer program, students will gain a deeper understanding of aviation and space-related topics, learn the informal and informal education process, and gain exposure to well-known experts in the field. During this program, students will work in a hands-on environment by assisting in the cleaning and preservation of historic artifacts and engines while conducting preliminary research on artifact history and materials. 

* For current information, refer to the program website listed on this page under "contact information."