As a User Experience intern, you will learn the various steps of the website creation process—from Discovery to Deployment and everything in-between. Interns will gain first-hand experience on an actual website Redesign project by providing assistance to the Digital Experience Manager. Interns will learn a variety of skills that will make them desirable candidates in their upcoming web careers such as web analytics, information architecture, wireframing, content management system design, interface design, HTML, and CSS.
- Tracking and assessing online analytics and producing reports
- Contributing to the Archives’ social media platforms
- Producing and editing graphics
- Researching and reporting on digital and technology trends
- Providing administrative assistance to the Digital Experience Manager
- Outstanding interpersonal/communication skills
- Keen attention to detail in oral and written work
- Highly organized with excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and effective time management
- Familiarity with web technologies; experience with HTML5, and/or CSS3 a plus
- Possess a passion for design, digital media, and technology
- Self-starters that are able to work independently without much instruction are preferred
- Ability to commit a minimum of 180 hours over a minimum of 11 weeks
Applications must be submitted through the Smithsonian SOLAA System (solaa.si.edu): select Archives of American Art as the unit, then select "User Experience" as the project.
- This internship requires one letter of reference; instead of submitting a second letter of reference, please submit a one-page work sample document by attaching it to your cover letter.
- This document should contain 1–3 digital media work samples
- Each work sample should have a 1–2 paragraph description outlining your role in the project and technologies employed
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.