We’ve just received funding for a paid internship in August. Details are below. Please note that strong Spanish language skills are a must.




SIL Latino Publications Selection Intern:

The intern will aid in the selection and processing of Spanish language titles from the Smithsonian Libraries collections for digitization.  The intern will be responsible for working with the heads of our History, Art, and Anthropology libraries, and with select SI curatorial staff as recommended by the librarians, to analyze our Spanish language collections and prioritize titles for digitization.  The selection list will focus on public domain (out of copyright) titles in Spanish, as well as public domain titles in other languages which are frequently cited by scholarship in areas related to Latino studies.  To create the list, curatorial expertise and vetted bibliographies in Latino studies (where available) will be considered primary selection tools.  Selection of supporting non-Spanish language titles will also consider the relative availability of the titles to the scholarly community.

For this paid internship we seek someone with a strong Spanish language background (required) currently enrolled in a Latino/Hispanic studies or history program, or MLS program. The internship begins August 1st and lasts 4 weeks. Internship can be completed either onsite in Washington, DC or virtually with regular online communications with internship coordinators. Interns receive a stipend of $500.00 per week.

Application deadline is June 12th.

More information (including application instructions) available on our webpage:




Erin Clements Rushing

Digital Images Librarian
Digital Services Division, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Room 2206  MRC 154
10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20013-7012
p. 202.633.1708
f. 202.633.4313
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