People & Facilities

These metrics relate to two world-class infrastructures upon which all Smithsonian operations rely: our talented, diverse workforce of employees, volunteers, interns, and fellows and our landmark facilities on the National Mall and beyond.

 
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Employees
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Employees

Total on-board employee count, which includes federal government employees (roughly 60%), employees funded through the Smithsonian trust, and employees in the Panamanian employment system. For information about careers at the Smithsonian, please visit si.edu/ohr

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Volunteers

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On-Site Volunteers

 
Digital Volunteers
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Volunteers

Thousands of volunteers contribute invaluable time and talent to the life of the Smithsonian. On-site volunteers provide information and ideas to museum visitors, lead exhibition tours, assist in the care of collections, and help manage public programs. “Digital volunteers” support curators and collections managers via the Smithsonian Transcription Center website. Working remotely, they unlock the precious content inside digitized images of historic documents, as well as collection records for valuable scientific specimens. Explore the wide array of volunteer opportunities at si.edu/volunteer

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On-Site Volunteer Hours
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Volunteer Hours

Number of hours worked by Smithsonian volunteers (SI-wide). Data are drawn from: docent programs at various units; Office of Visitor Services' centrally managed programs (Behind- the-Scenes Volunteer Program and Volunteer Information Specialist Program); and other volunteer activity sponsored by entities such as FONZ, the Folklife Festival, National Air and Space Museum Visitor Services, etc.

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Interns
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Interns

Smithsonian interns engage in experiential learning opportunities - guided by a mentor - relating to the intern's education, coursework, or career goals. Smithsonian internship appointments are made for up to six months at a time. This metric reflects the current number of internship appointments. To explore opportunities, visit smithsonianofi.com

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Research Fellows
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Research Fellows

A Smithsonian fellow is a researcher enrolled in a masters or doctoral program or the holder of a PhD (or equivalent), who was offered an award, usually 3 months or longer, to conduct independent research under the guidance of a Smithsonian research staff member. This metric relates to fellows in residence. Info on fellowships available at: smithsonianofi.com

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Research Associates
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Research Associates

Research Associates are outside scholars with formal affiliation with the Smithsonian.

 
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Owned

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Leased
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Reduction in Greenhouse Gases
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Reduction in Greenhouse Gasses

Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (weight in metric tons of CO2 equivalent of six gasses emitted). Three sources of emissions are considered: Direct fuel combustion (Scope 1); Purchased energy sources (Scope 2); and Indirect sources (Scope 3). Smithsonian goals have been defined in response to Federal Executive Order 13514. Goals are: 32% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 and 11% in Scope 3 by FY2020, resulting in overall 28.5% reduction relative to FY2008 baseline.

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.