Deadline: February 1, 2018
The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens, an archival program managed by the Horticulture Collections Management & Education branch of Smithsonian Gardens, is seeking interns to assist with the following projects: Digital asset management of born digital or newly digitized materials Cataloging photographic materials including new submissions to the Garden Club of America Collection Researching and writing on garden history and design topics to develop succinct reports for Garden Club of America field volunteers Developing timely, educational content for Smithsonian Gardens social media platforms to promote holdings in the Archives Assisting with special projects as necessary (i.e. reviewing transcribed materials in the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center)
Desired qualification: Graduate degree candidate in museum studies, public history or information studies with courses in collections management for archives or museums A very high attention to detail and excellent organizational skills Knowledge of archival description standards: DACS, MARC, and EAD Previous experience working with photographic or visual materials preferred
Location: Smithsonian Gardens’ headquarters at Capital Gallery West, 600 Maryland Ave, S.W., Washington, D.C. Located near the L’Enfant Metro station (Blue, Yellow, Green, or Orange subway lines) – Smithsonian museums exit.
Schedule: Starting as early as April through December of 2018. 24-40 hours per week. Funding: Up to $4,000 full time for a 10-week internship. Stipend available through The Garden Club of America if application received by the Feb. 1 deadline.
How to Apply: Applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) at https://solaa.si.edu. Questions If you have questions about the internship or application process, please contact Museum Specialist Kelly Crawford at email@example.com or 202-633-5844.