American Anthropological Association Short-term Internship Summer 2017

The AAA is collaborating with the Center for Folklife and Heritage during the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival June 29 – July 4; July 6 -9 2017. The AAA will be hosting three interactive workshops on the diverse experiences of migration and displacement.

These workshop events are part of the AAA’s Public Education Initiative on Human Migration.

The AAA would like to recruit graduate and undergraduate students to serve as workshop facilitators, workshop assistant, and social media interns. I believe this will be an excellent opportunity for students to use their anthropological knowledge outside the classroom and gain experience working within a large public setting. This internship is best suited for students in anthropology and sociology; however, we encourage students who are studying ethnomusicology, cultural studies, language studies, and other related disciplines to apply.

Interns will work three hours a day on a rotating shift. Interns are expected to work through the ten days of the Festival during the last week of June and the first week of July, including weekends and the July Fourth holiday. The interns should be comfortable working outdoors in high heat and humidity, in a fast-paced environment among large crowds of people. The festival hours are 11 am to 5 pm. Interns will receive a modest stipend for participating in this event.

Please circulate this message among your faculty, students, and anthropology clubs. Students interested in applying for this internship should send an electronic copy of their resume, unofficial copy of transcripts, and cover letter to

Assistant Administrator position for the Maryland Heritage Areas Program

Below please see the job announcement for an Assistant Administrator position at the Maryland Heritage Areas Program.

This position will work in the Office of Planning, Education and Outreach at the Maryland Historical Trust and will be responsible for helping to administer the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, which encourages economic development through the protection and enhancement of historical, cultural and natural resources that support heritage tourism activities across the state.
We are looking for folks with heritage tourism and grants experience.
The official job listing is here:
The position is only open for two weeks, closing on May 11, 2017.

Opportunities at the Museum of the New South

Over the course of its twenty-five year history, Levine Museum of the New South has earned a national reputation as a leader in using history to build community through powerful exhibits and programs that prompt dialogue and civic engagement.  Since I assumed the leadership position here last August, I have been continually impressed, not only by the Museum’s work, but by Charlotte’s support of this institution.  We now seek two professionals to join the management team in leading the Museum of the New South into its next twenty-five years.

Attached please find two position announcements:

  1. The Senior Vice President, Audience Engagement is a new position, charged with taking a holistic, audience-centered approach to exhibits and programs.
  2. The Chief Operating Officer will oversee all facets of the Museum’s operations, as well as the finance department, and replaces our current and beloved COO who will retire at the end of June.

Both represent remarkable opportunities for creative, passionate, dedicated, and collaborative professionals who are eager to make a difference in this New South city.

Robert F. Smith Fund Internships-NMAAHC

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Robert F. Smith Fund Internships – Summer 2017

Two paid Robert F. Smith internships onsite related to collection information management and digital imaging in summer 2017.

Information about the internships is here:

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply through the portal on the main Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships:

Please help encourage a diverse pool of strong applicants by forwarding this information to your contacts.

Intern Opportunity at NMAH Spring 2017

Project Description:

Many Voices, One Nation website content intern (


The Many Voices, One Nation exhibition will open in summer 2017 with an accompanying website. The exhibit team would like to feature many of the exhibit’s objects on this website, with live links to the page. However, many of the objects in the exhibition are not yet on the page. We require a student who will conduct research, write labels, and input needed data into the collections database so they may be processed and publicized on the web.


Learning objectives:


  • Student will learn to research from material culture and museum acquisition files
  • Student will learn to write object labels for public use by combining original research with secondary source research
  • Student will be trained on museum database software (XG) and learn to update object files


Please have interested students send their résumé and cover letters to Lauren Safranek at and cc: me


Deadline Jan 17, 2017 by 12pm!

Museum Education Specialist opening at Alexandria Archaeology

Alexandria Archaeology

Position Opening: Museum Education Specialist 

Follow the link below to learn more about the position and how to apply!…/museum-education-specialist

Position Overview: The Museum Education Specialist works with archeologists and historians to plan, design, and develop educational and informational materials and to implement programs and events to communicate the archeological and historical significance of our City.  The richness of our program depends upon the Museum Education Specialist’s abilities to interact with the public and increase understanding of the past. Last year, almost 50,000 people visited the City’s Archeology Museum, located in the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, and the museum hosted special events, activities and tours that brought knowledge of history and archeology to participants.  These activities included hands-on Adventure Lessons, dig days where families toured a plantation site and screened for artifacts found by volunteers and interns; tours of the 18th-century ship discovered on the waterfront, teacher training workshops; a summer camp for 12 to 15-year old students; and lectures to both public and professional audiences.  Special events in the museum emphasizing the integration of art and history also drew more than 1000 participants.  The museum educator oversees many of these museum activities and coordinates events, tours, lectures, and school programs for diverse groups of residents and visitors, thus playing a major role in promoting an understanding of Alexandria’s rich diversity, history and culture. In addition the Museum Education Specialist  administers a Volunteer Program where more than 100 volunteers generally contribute more than 8,000 hours of time over the course of a year.  The Museum Education Specialist also helps design and install exhibitions.

Assistant Director Position at Baltimore Museum of Industry

Assistant Director

Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry seeks an Assistant Director to serve as an integral member of the BMI’s senior management team, participating in long-range planning and providing overall management of the museum. The Assistant Director supports the Executive Director in efforts to ensure long-term financial stability, expand creative capacity, and enhance overall institutional reputation. In the absence of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director is charged with day-to-day leadership decisions.

Responsibilities include a series of tasks under planning, management, finance, staff supervision and human resources management, facilities, board, and outreach and government relations.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Carole Baker, Deputy Director:

For more information please see attached flyer: bmi-assistant-director-2016-11-28-1

Maryland Historical Society-Spring Internships

Maryland Historical Society

Special Collections Department

Morris A. Soper Papers – Archival Processing Internship

Spring Semester 2017

Internship Description:

The Maryland Historical Society is seeking an intern to assist in the folder-level processing of the papers of Judge Morris A. Soper (1873-1963). Spanning more than a half century at the state and federal level, Soper’s judicial service coincided with an era that saw great changes in American society. Soper wrote many landmark interstate commerce decisions and most notably was involved with several civil rights cases that preceded the landmark Brown vs the Board of Education in 1954. This 300 box collection of correspondence, case files, and personal material offers a unique look into the work of Maryland’s “premier twentieth-century jurist.”

MdHS invites students pursuing careers in archives or history to apply for this internship and help us make this valuable collection available for research. The candidate must be able to complete 120 hours of work on the project. Flexible hours available, Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

A stipend of $1500.00 will be awarded based on the completion of 120 hours.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to the Special Collections Department by December 1, 2016:


Address: 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Fax: 410-385-0487

More Information

Two Curatorial Positions Posted at SI

Two Museum Curator Opportunities in American Latino History

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Division of Culture and the Arts and Division of Political History.

Positions involve: Research, Exhibitions, Collections, and Public Programs. These positions are a wonderful opportunity for scholars interested in Latino scholarship, museums, and public history.

Open through Friday, May 8, 2015, on<>.

Please see Museum Curator (Latino History and Culture) announcement # 15A-MR-300384-DEU-NMAH and Museum Curator (Political History Latino) announcement # 15A-MR-300327-DEU-NMAH
Contact Erika Mack-Dillaber with<>; (202) 633-3555

The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.