The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance the digital curation, community outreach and internship initiatives at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will select and provide funding for interns who will be located onsite with the Museum and offsite at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture. All internship opportunities with this program will focus on work related to digital imaging, media preservation, digital preservation of personal and community objects, digital content management, collections information management, recording and preserving oral histories or digital filmmaking.
Internships will provide guided learning experiences consisting of hands-on training, mentoring, attendance at educational events and cultivation of contacts for the next generation of researchers, scholars, curators, and other museum, library, preservation and heritage professionals – individuals who will assume the mantle of identifying, documenting, curating and digitizing treasured artifacts that reflect African American history and culture.
Attend this information session -- a virtual presentation by the Museum's staff hosted by Loeb Center advisors -- to learn more about the internship program and how to successfully apply before the February 15 deadline.