Internships at the National Museum of African American History and Culture offer undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates opportunities to work closely with professionals and scholars in the museum field. The museum provides a dynamic learning environment and access to supportive mentors that help interns reach their educational and professional goals. Interns can gain practical museum skills and program development experience in a variety of part-time and full-time positions!
Information Security Internship
No Stipend Offered
September 13 – November 29, 2021
The Information Technology Department resides within The Office of Operations at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and is responsible for the overall planning, direction and management of the Museum’s IT programs and operations. Conducting business analysis to identify Museum business needs and goals and develop innovative solutions to resolve difficult issues, identifying management improvements and cost savings, and effectively leveraging emerging opportunities. This department designs, secures, provisions, and supports information systems used to manage the museum’s core functions including advancement/membership, visitor services, collections management, office automation environment. The IT Department does not manage web services, application development, interactive technologies, or audio-visual systems.
The Information Security (INFOSEC) Intern will gain a broad, general understanding of the core concepts, principles, functions, and practices in a federal information security and privacy program; key themes in information security risk and threat management; and information security program design and development. Applicants should have a basic understanding of how people use computer systems, information technology, social media, and mobile applications; interest in information technology, information security, and/or data privacy and security; entry-level ability to read, comprehend, and discuss technical subject matters. The ideal candidate will have pursued studies in computer science, information systems/information security, communications, general or program management.
Duties Include (but are not limited to):
- Create content for an annual Cyber Security and Awareness Program
- Coordinate with various teams within NMAAHC to disseminate program content
- Support the facilitation of virtual information security learning events and/or workshops
- Security awareness communications creation and dissemination
For more details please see website at https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/internships-fellowships.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will offer available internships as online experiences to meet current health and safety guidelines set forth by the Smithsonian Institution.
Students who are currently enrolled in an academic program, as well as individuals who have recently completed studies. All majors are welcome.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent is generally expected (with withdrawals and incompletes explained).
Ability to work a minimum of twenty hours per week.
Interns should possess enthusiasm, strong writing and organizational skills and proficient computer skills.
Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this unpaid internship for credit.