Internship opportunity. Fall 2017 National Museum of American History


Internship opportunity. Fall 2017

National Museum of American History, Archives Center

Frank Espada Photo Collection.

Opportunity for two fall 2017 semester internships with stipend.

For the Espada Collection project, two interns will focus exclusively on assistance with collection cataloging and processing. The collection consists of photographs and negatives taken by Frank Espada, mostly comprised of images from his most well-known body of work, The Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project; there are several hundred prints and thousands of negatives of Puerto Rican communities across the Unites States, as well as some accompanying documentation.

The interns will perform collection processing and/or cataloguing activities, in collaboration with the Archives Center’s processing coordinator. Several tasks include performing research in order to write introductory texts for finding aids, arranging and re-housing collection materials, and describing materials for finding aids and catalog records. The interns will receive instruction in reference standards and techniques, archival description (DACS and Archivists’ Toolkit), and collection care. Working knowledge of Spanish and Latinx history preferred but not required.

To apply you must use our online application system SOLAA – (Program Choice – NMAH Internship Program  Project Choice – Curatorial – Frank Espada Photo Collection) and upload the following qualifying documents:

  • Résumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • Essay (1 page min./ 2 page max. — a summary of your knowledge skills and abilities demonstrated in your academic coursework, past internships, volunteer experiences or paid jobs; additionally you should express your learning expectations for the internship project).

* Please send submissions as soon as possible!

Contact Omar Eaton Martinez with questions. 202-633-3556

Omar Eaton-Martínez
National Museum of American History
Intern & Fellows Program Manager
Diversity Advisory Council, Member
Smithsonian Institution
Latino Working Committee, Deputy Chair
African American Association, Member
Academic Appointee Diversity and Publicity Taskforce, Member
FC-STEM, Underrepresented Communities, Representative
202.633.3556202.281.8601 (cell);; @amhistoryintern

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