AKA Scholars Internship

Dr. Edmund W. Gordon and Alexandria Watson, the first AKA Scholars Black Diaspora Archive Intern, 2018.

AKA Scholars Black Diaspora Archive Internship

Established in 2018, the AKA Scholars Black Diaspora Archive Internship is supported by the Delta Xi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Black Studies, and the Black Diaspora Archive (BDA) at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The program offers one paid internship  working with archival material and digital platforms from the BDA. The internship is open to any undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of one AFR course.

Intern Responsibilities

The AKA Scholar  works directly with the university’s Black Diaspora Archivist on projects aimed to promote the use of archival collections and improve understandings of Blackness represented in archives. Responsibilities include: assisting with archival processing, digitizing archival material, providing support for BDA events, exhibition preparation, and creating content for the BDA blog.

The AKA Scholar may be asked to participate in additional activities for professional development, donor relations, and related programs on campus. Hours are to be completed at the Benson Latin American Collection between 9am and 5:00pm M-F with hybrid flexibility.

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