Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Summer Internship

The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance the digital curation, community outreach, and internship initiatives at the Museum. As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will select and provide funding for interns who will be located onsite with the Museum and offsite at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture. All internship opportunities with this program will focus on work related to digital imaging, media preservation, digital preservation of personal and community objects, digital content management, collections information management, recording and preserving oral histories, or digital filmmaking. DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2018


African Diaspora Fellows Program

For NC Middle and High School Social Studies, World Language, and English Language Arts Teachers

Program Overview

The African Diaspora Fellows Program (ADFP) is a professional development opportunity for middle and high school social studies, world language, and English language arts teachers in North Carolina. Through participation in ADFP, teachers enhance their expertise in teaching about the histories, politics, and cultures of African, Afro-Latin American, and African American communities.

The African Diaspora Fellows Program is designed to:

  • Enhance and strengthen Fellows’ knowledge of the histories, politics, and cultures of African, Afro-Latin American, and African American communities.
  • Develop curriculum units and materials on the African diaspora for grades 6-12 social studies, world languages, and English language arts classes in North Carolina.
  • Disseminate curriculum units and materials on the African diaspora for grades 6-12 social studies, world languages, and English language arts classes in North Carolina through online platforms and in-person presentations.
  • Increase implementation of curriculum units and materials on the African diaspora into grades 6-12 social studies, world languages, and English language arts courses.