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!
Full-Time Virtual OR Hybrid Internship
February 7 – May 20, 2022
The Education Department at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is dedicated to assisting educators, students and the diverse public in being lifelong learners as they deepen their knowledge about the American story through the African American lens. NMAAHC Education is comprised of: Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood Education, Audience Engagement, and Internships and Fellowships.
The Public Programs Hip-Hop Programming Assistant Intern will support the Department of Public Programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the research and development of a 2-day Hip Hop Community Festival in July. This will be the culminating event surrounding the launch of the Hip-Hop Anthology. The intern will work closely with members of the Public Programs team to help research talent and activities for the festival. This internship is designed to for candidates to work with closely with museum professionals in the research and planning of a large-scale programs. The intern can expect to sharpen their research skills and learn to develop an action plan for a large-scale program that can be used for their academic or future professional portfolio. Applicants must have a broad knowledge of the history and present significance of the culture and music of hip-hop music.
Duties Include (but are not limited to):
- Assist with research of local and nationally known hip-hop artists who can perform, present on, and teach about the various musical and cultural elements
- Organize and maintain files for the research
- Develop a list of contacts for the festival
- Work with staff to develop preliminary schedule for the festival
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 either virtual (online and remote) or hybrid (virtual with the opportunity for 1-2 days onsite a week as scheduled) experiences to meet current health and safety guidelines set forth by the Smithsonian Institution.