Smithsonian Interns are required to receive authorization from the Scientific Diving Program (SDP) before diving on their project.  If you are applying for an internship at the Smithsonian which requires diving, you and your dive buddy will need to meet SI diving standards. Smithsonian Interns fall under SI-SCIENTIFIC DIVER requirements.

Diver Authorization

1. Do you qualify to dive with SDP?  See SDP MINIMUM DIVING STANDARDS

2. Do you have an SI Sponsor?  All Interns must have an SI Sponsor. 

3. Are you officially registered as an Intern?  This is required before your dive application can be processed.

Download the SDP INTERN CHECK-LIST to assure you have met all requirements.