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New Media Internship
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

The National Museum of American History has a track record of innovative 
and successful digital outreach.From our websites to our blog to our 
social networking presence, millions of visitors experience the museum 
on-screen in addition to, or instead of, in person.

Through innovative and appropriate uses of technology, the Department of 
New Media facilitates interaction with the museum's exhibitions, 
collections, and programs, both inside and outside the walls of the 
museum. Our goals are to:

    * Leverage museum collections and expertise to share timely,
      engaging stories about the American experience through digital media;
    * Craft experiences that encourage visitors to be more involved,
      thoughtful citizens;
    * Enhance the visitor experience with appropriate technology.

The department seeks students interested in the power of new 
technologies to help the Museum advance its mission and connect with its 
online audiences.Interns help museum staff with development and 
production of the museum's website, e-mail newsletter, blog, social 
media outreach, Web analytics and online evaluation research, and 
strategic thinking about emerging technologies and their potential 
application in museums. Interns also regularly interface in meaningful 
ways with a wide variety of museum professionals including curators, 
educators, exhibition designers, and others. Fall 2012 projects will 
include the creation of several online exhibition websites and redesign 
of the museum's blog.

Successful applicants will demonstrate familiarity with digital content 
management tools, good writing skills, and attention to detail. Other 
technical skills relating to digital content development are helpful but 
significant technical experience is not required.

This position requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week and is 
unpaid.

Use the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) to apply: 
https://solaa.si.edu. The application deadline for Fall 2012 is July 1.