Archie Motley Archival Internship Program

History & Mission

The BMRC’s Archie Motley Archival Internship Program was launched in January 2016. The mission of the Archie Motley Archival Internship Program is to develop and create meaningful and educational internship opportunities for upper-undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates in the field of cultural heritage management. The Archie Motley Archival Internship Program provides stipends to students of color to provide practical employment experience as cultural heritage professionals working in BMRC member institutions.

Application Information:

The next application review process will be for our summer 2022 cohort of interns. Stay tuned!

Summer 2021 Archie Motley Archival Interns

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AMAIP intern Jordan Wright is a 2021 graduate of DePaul University
Project and BMRC host institution: Jordan is enhancing metadata for and access to the Raeburn Flerlage Photograph Collection at the Chicago History Museum.




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AMAIP intern Rebekah Otto is a graduate student at DePaul University
Project and BMRC host institution: Rebekah is collecting oral histories for the African American Police League Collection at the Chicago History Museum.

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AMAIP intern Malik Pitchford is a rising senior at DePaul University
Project and BMRC host institution: Malik is collecting oral histories for the 1960s and 70s decades of the Black Alumni Collection at the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University.

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AMAIP intern Callie Smith is a rising sophomore at The University of Chicago
Project and BMRC host institution: Callie is collecting oral histories for the 1960s and 70s decades of the Black Alumni Collection at the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University.