Opportunities

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Symposium Travel Scholarships

In September 2018, The Museum will present Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now, a symposium focused on the activism, engagement, and impact of black architects and planners over the past fifty years. The symposium will bring together architects, planners, and scholars of the built environment to discuss how events of the late 1960s shaped architecture and planning in the decades that followed. Learn more about the symposium. 

In support of the student engagement initiative associated with this event, the Museum is offering five (5) student travel scholarships to attend the symposium. Applicants must be senior-level undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a full-time academic program in architecture, design, urban planning, historic preservation or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and/or from outside the local Washington, DC commuting area. Scholarships provide recipients with a cash award of $1,000 to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. Applicants will be evaluated based on leadership potential, academic/professional experience, and barriers to attendance. The application process is now open. Learn more about application requirements and eligibility. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on September 2, 2018.  

Robert Frederick Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program

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The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance digital curation, community outreach, and internship initiatives at the Museum. As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will support paid internships at the Museum in Washington, D.C. as well as at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture.

We are now accepting applications to host Smith Fund interns beginning Summer 2019. Host applications must be received by September 15, 2018. Learn more about application requirements and program benefits. Internship opportunities for Spring 2019 will be announced in September.

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