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White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities



This is a continued effort to provide time-sensitive information on opportunities to help strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“A Roadmap for Museum Internship Opportunities

for ALL Academic Disciplines”

The White Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is pleased to host this Webinar on HBCU-Centered Museum Internship opportunities, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).


This Webinar will provide an opportunity for faculty and administrators to learn about an HBCU-Centered Museum Professional Practice Internship Program currently being developed at the Smithsonian  that will be available to students from ALL Academic Disciplines. It will also provide participants with an opportunity to provide critical feedback and input during the development of this new internship program.

As a 21st century institution, the National Museum of African American History and Culture must be a place of collaboration that engages new audiences and collaborates with the myriad of museums and educational institutions, both nationally and internationally.

Date:     Monday, March  25, 2013

Time:    2:00 – 3:30 pm, EST

Who Should Participate:  

Administrators/Faculty who are interested in museums, museum studies, museum internships and research opportunities; university/college administrators and staff who work in/with campus museums, supervise interns; and any other interested parties such as Career Placement Administrators.

Administrators and Faculty who are also associated with the following fields of study: American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art Education, Art History, Biological and Physical Sciences, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, English, English Literature, Finance, Fine Art, Geography, Geology, Gerontology, Historic Preservation and Conservation, History, Information Studies, International/Global Studies, Language, Legal Specialties, Library and Information Science, Management, Mathematics, Computer Science, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies- General, Music, Natural Sciences, Nutrition Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Studio Art, Theology, and Zoology

What We Will Cover:

  • An Overview of the National Museum of African American History and Culture MuseumBenefits of Museums to HBCUs
  • The Museum Profession in the 21st Century
  • Attracting new staff to African American museum practice
  • Internships,  fellowships,  research opportunities, and employment with the Smithsonian Institution

How to Participate:

Please complete the attached registration form by Thursday, March 21, 2013 and we will e-mail the webinar link and password to you. Please e-mail your registration to  as a WORD FILE.