Asset Inventory & Project Development Internship

The asset inventory and project development intern will analyze, assess, and assist with current asset inventory in Smithsonian facilities. The internship learning experience will include:

  • Hands-on asset inventory walk-throughs
  • Collaborating with maintenance crews and a variety of team members throughout OFMR to properly assess asset conditions
  • Input asset assessment conclusions into the FreD system
  • Analyze FreD system results to assist with Smithsonian Facilities’ five year planning schedules for assets

Appointment Details

Project Title Asset Inventory And Project Development
Appointment Term Start Date May 29, 2017 End Date August 3, 2017
Location National Museum of Natural History
Stipend Stipends based upon funding availability. Normal stipend is $400/week.
Time Requirement This is a full-time 40 hour per week internship
Housing Interns must secure housing prior to the internship start date
Travel Travel to and from work location is the responsibility of the intern
Tentative Supervisor Christina Gardner, Supervisory General Engineer


Project Outcomes

  • Perform asset inventory
  • Develop an asset condition index
  • Develop project plans
  • Integrate asset information into the five year planning tool (FreD)
  • Develop written instructions for FM staff on how to perform asset inventory and utilize (FreD)
  • Presentation to senior FM staff explaining and/or demonstrating their project outcomes

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the importance of an accurate asset inventory
  • Develop the ability to assess different equipment pertinent to each facility
  • Learn about project planning and budget implication skills
  • Develop coordination skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop project management skills
  • Learn how to work together with a team to accomplish a common goal


  • Experience using Microsoft Office
  • Student must be interested in learning about systems and databases
  • Interested in facility management operations and systems
  • Be comfortable meeting project deadlines
  • Student must be in good current academic standing
  • Student must apply through Student Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA)
  • Student must be available for a video, phone, or in person interview by selection panel
  • Student must provide and verify housing for term of internship
  • Student must have a bank account for direct deposit of stipend payments
  • Student must be available to work 40 hours per week
  • Must provide proof of US Citizenship