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.
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.
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, http://aaregistry.org/videos/front
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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