The Archives of American Art, in collaboration with the Transcription Center and National Museum of American History, seeks an intern to assist with the promotion of recently digitized Latina/o/x archival collections.
Anticipated Learning Objectives:
- Gain experience collaborating with and working across multiple Smithsonian units to present and promote Latina/o/x archival collections.
- Develop writing skills and establish strategies for engaging diverse, multigenerational, and multilingual audiences through a variety of communication media, including social media posts, blogs, ArcGIS Storymaps, and Learning Lab content.
- Learn how Smithsonian units select and provide content to the public on the Transcription Center.
- Identify strategies to encourage the use of Latina/o/x archival collections in the classroom through the development of experiences, online resources, and additional relevant content.
- Gain experience in planning, implementing, and using best practices for accessibility of archival collections through social media outreach on a variety of platforms.
- Develop skills in project management and the outreach campaign’s lifecycle through the identification of processes and logistics.
- Develop skills in evaluating the impact and success of outreach campaigns for cultural heritage institutions.
- Working towards a graduate degree in Latino/a/x studies; or graduate degree in Education, Library and Information Science, or History with coursework in Latina/o/x history, ethnic studies, and/or immigrant history.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Demonstrated high interest in storytelling centered on Latina/o/x experiences in the United States
- Excellent organizational skills
- Knowledge of web platforms
Optional Enrichment Opportunities: The intern will be invited to participate in optional opportunities during the internship that support professional growth and foster understanding about the museum and archive fields.
Timeline: This internship will take place Summer 2021 for 10 weeks. This internship will be full time (approximately 40 hours a week).
Financial Information: This opportunity provides a guaranteed stipend of $6,500 for a 40 hours per week internship schedule. This internship received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Application Materials: Applications are due March 1, 2021. All internship application materials including a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation must be submitted through Smithsonian’s online internship application system at solaa.si.edu.
Please contact Erin Kinhart, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.