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Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Internship

For the Fellowship:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA)
Fellowships in Museum Practice

The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) is now the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) (http://smithsonianeducation.org). Since 1993, Fellowships in Museum Practice (FMP) has been generously supported by the Women’s Committee of the Smithsonian Institution and has served the needs of mid-career practitioners, to promote the exchange of knowledge in the field, and to increase the Smithsonian Institution’s impact as a national educational organization (http://museumstudies.si.edu/fmp_alumni.htm). As we evolve as an organization to meet the needs of 21st century digital learning, our fellowship program is evolving as well to reflect a new vision. Please check back for program developments in December 2013.

Contact : Tracie Spinale

Contact Email: fmp@si.edu

Webpage: http://museumstudies.si.edu/fellowships.html

 

For the internship:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA)

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) Internship

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) creates models and methods that make the Smithsonian a digital learning laboratory for everyone. SCLDA’s primary audience is learners who connect with us through digital technologies for informal learning experiences, which are linked to formal education. We provide extensive digital access to Smithsonian collections and programs to inspire personal exploration. Some examples of this work are: digital badging, online conferences, digital tool kits which assist our audience with making surprising learning connections; and researching how learners of all abilities engage with our digital resources within a museum context. This is not a museum education department or public programs internship, and takes place mostly within an office setting. Students studying new media, digital learning, museum education, and evaluation methods are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications will vary depending upon the project, but most are for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Student status, however, is not a prerequisite. Opportunities are generally not available for high school students. Detailed information about available projects can be found at http://museumstudies.si.edu/Intern/scemsintern.htm. Applications for a SCLDA internship must be made using the Smithsonian online application system https://solaa.si.edu. Paper applications will not be considered. Please be aware that complete applications must include the following: Internship program application form, Resume, Academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), Personal essay, and Two letters of reference.

Areas of Study: New Media, Online Conferences, Audience Research and Evaluation

Contact Email: tspinale@si.edu

Opportunity Website: http://museumstudies.si.edu/Intern/scemsintern.htm

Session Name: Fall

Term: Flexible; some weekend or evening programs; minimum length of 6 weeks with at least 20-hour work weeks

Deadline: Rolling, but will be reviewed after the following dates: July 15th;

Session Name: Spring

Term: Flexible; some weekend or evening programs; minimum length of 6 weeks with at least 20-hour work weeks

Deadline: Rolling, but will be reviewed after the following dates: October 15th;

Session Name: Summer

Term: Flexible; some weekend or evening programs; minimum length of 6 weeks with at least 20-hour work weeks

Deadline: Rolling, but will be reviewed after the following dates: February 1st

Apply Through: SOLAA

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