The Colored Girls Museum Summer Internship 2020
CPGC and HCAH will co-fund this summer 2020 internship opportunity. The Colored Girls Museum, located in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Philadelphia, is a memoir museum that honors the stories, experiences, and history of ordinary Colored Girls.
The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of ordinary Colored Girls. This museum initiates the object—submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history, which she finds meaningful; her object embodies her experience and expression of being a Colored Girl.
The Colored Girls Museum is headquartered in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Philadelphia, an area renowned for its complement of historic buildings and homes.
This internship opportunity is for an Immersive Technology and Archival Intern to support the staff of the museum in producing project-based immersive tech programs with some responsibility for research, documentation, and photography. The principal project will be the “Portraits Project,” an augmented reality/virtual reality program that will live on TCGM’s website. Additional work may include documenting the history of the museum’s house, land, and neighborhood, and developing programming and curricula for visitors to the museum. The intern is encouraged to initiate other projects once on site.
Preferred candidates will have:
- Completed coursework in or currently engaged in digital humanities studies and academic programs related to archiving and research
- Experience with immersive technology; AR/VR, video capture and 360 video a plus
- Experience with project documentation and digital storytelling via social media narrative
- Experience with and/or interest in learning about online, library and database research with a focus on city planning, historical homes, and neighborhoods a plus
- Comfortable working collaboratively and independently on tasks remotely and on-site
- Experience working with and in diverse/POC communities with strong sensibilities and sensitivities to the expansive identities and experiences of ordinary and extraordinary black and brown girls/women
The intern is expected to work 30-35 hours a week for 10 weeks between May and August, with availability to attend weekly meetings, conference calls, and special events. They will be required to attend the Hurford Center’s pre-summer orientation prior to graduation and the CPGC’s Philadelphia Orientation Program (POP) the week after graduation.
Deadline to Apply
March 18, 2020
Haverford College students and students majoring at Haverford are eligible to apply. Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Contact Noemí Fernández (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supported by the John B. Hurford ‘60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.