University of Alaska Southeast

Internship

Company: Smithsonian Institute and the University of Alaska Foundation
Location: Anchorage, AK
Position: Intern - Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
Requirements: Open to all students
Summary:

Internship Opportunities

The Alaska Office of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center (SASC) at the Anchorage Museum is accepting applications for anthropology and archaeology internship positions for the Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska exhibition. The four positions available for 2014 are listed below.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPRING 2014

1) Public Programming Intern

Intern will assist SASC staff to organize and present public programs including Alaska Native community workshops, gallery presentations, and artist events.

Duties vary and can include: Research and preparation of background cultural information; attending and assisting at events; recording, logging, transcribing and editing discussions; preparing text and images for the Sharing Knowledge web site and Living Our Cultures exhibition interactives; creating online podcasts. Intern will work under the supervision of SASC staff and with Anchorage Museum staff in the Education and Collections departments.

Selection criteria: Advanced undergraduate or graduate-level student. Experience and coursework in anthropology and Indigenous cultures required. Experience working with digital media required.

Position available: fall 2014

2) Documentary Films Intern – with stipend

Intern will work with SASC staff to produce short topical video documentaries and language education films.

Duties to include: Participating in design, set-up, filming, editing and production of finished films documenting cultural and linguistic workshops, consultations with elders, artist events, and other research and public programs at the SASC; assisting in film and archival photo research.

Interns will work under the supervision of SASC staff and with Anchorage Museum staff in the Exhibits Media department.

Selection criteria: Graduate student. Video production and editing experience required. Proficiency in Final Cut Pro required. Experience and coursework in anthropology and Indigenous cultures preferred.

Position available: summer and fall 2014

3) Education Intern – with stipend

Intern will work with SASC and Anchorage Museum staff to create educational materials and programming for the Living Our Cultures exhibition.

Duties to include: Participating in development meetings; developing and producing gallery activities; conducting evaluations. Interns will work under the supervision of SASC curators and Anchorage Museum staff in the Education department.

Selection criteria: Advance undergraduate or graduate student. Experience and coursework in education and Indigenous cultures required. Experience working with digital media required.

Position available: summer and fall 2014

4) Archaeological Lab Assistant

Intern will work with SASC Director Aron Crowell to conduct analysis of archaeological and oral historical data for coastal southern Alaska. Duties include archaeological lab research, artifact cataloging and creation of maps, including GIS models.

Qualifications: Advance undergraduate or graduate student in anthropology; previous archaeological field experience and GIS or Surfer maps program experience preferred.

Position available: fall 2014

How to Apply:

To the email address below, please send:

1) a CV that includes relevant coursework and experience and what computer programs you have experience using (please see UAS Career Services for assistance with a CV)

2) a cover letter stating the internship, position type and dates you are applying for.

Note: Applications are accepted year-round. The duration of internships is 10 to 12 weeks.

For further information, contact:
Dawn Biddison, Assistant Curator
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, Alaska Office
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
BiddisonD@si.edu

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Contact: Dawn Biddison, Assistant Curator
Contact at: BiddisonD@si.edu
Closing Date: Open until filled