Paid Digital Projects Intern

African American Registry® (the Registry) is a 501 © 3 non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 2000 to preserve

and share African American heritage. The Registry collects, preserves and tells the story of American history, culture and thus

heritage through the experience of descendants of American slavery. Our platforms are interactive and engaging media narratives,

extensive (traditional) articles, educational programs and social media publishing.


Project Summary: The Intern will assist on written and digital projects in order to help AAREG provide better content, reference services and outreach to the Registry’s online users. The Intern will assist through the executive director to work with our Webmaster to provide

professional services to our global users.


Student Qualifications:

Graduate or undergraduate students studying library/information/computer sciences or history will be considered. The successful candidate

must have strong technology, writing, and communications skills. An interest in the Library’s mission and the use of technology in library work,

are necessities, as is a willingness to learn. The most successful candidate will have some experience with website creation (HTML and CSS)

and digital video and/or screen cast creation.

Student Responsibilities:

Evaluating and updating existing instructional materials (written, audio/video)

Working on new digital projects. Depending on the interests/aptitudes and the content needs, projects may include:

Creating video indexes for an episode, location or person research guide web pages,

Finding additional podcast content

Seeking out additional references and WebPages to support the Registry’s resources link

Evaluating analog reference tools to determine best options for future conversion into digital tools

Creating original content in the form of Research Guides, WebPages and/or social media posts


Updating, revising, or creating History Topics subject guide content for online publication

Assisting with library services evaluation projects, including evaluation of digital projects

Other Reference Department duties may include working remotely, and through GoToMeeting

Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

Work experience in a unique, special cultural collection setting

Familiarity with a variety of online reference tools and systems

Increased awareness of online/classroom user’s needs and how technology can meet those needs

Increased knowledge about African America and research techniques

Additional application requirements:

Submit a 1,000 article-writing sample, resume and letter of interest.

African American Registry, Benjamin Mchie,, 612.822.6831, 3400 Park Ave, 3rd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55407


Title: Digital Projects Intern

Department: Web Content

Supervisor: Web Content Exe. Dir.

Hours: approximately 10 hours per week

Timeframe: Summer/Fall 2017, Open until filled

Status: Paid