Archie Motley Archival Internship Program - Host Site Application Process 2022

Goals of the Archie Motley Archival Intern Program (AMAIP)

The selected Host sites will support the goals of the Archie Motley Archival Internship Program:

  • Provide meaningful and educational opportunities for students and emerging professionals.
  • Expose students to career options available in libraries, archives, and special collections.
  • Diversify the applicant pool for positions in Archives/Special Collections with a focus on Cultural Heritage Management.
  • Support and foster work within BMRC-member institutions


Only current BMRC member institutions are eligible to serve as a host institution for an Archie Motley intern.*

*At this time Archie Motley interns are funded by the BMRC, the University of Chicago and the DePaul University. Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student of the University of Chicago or DePaul University. Individuals in career transition will be considered on a case by case basis. We aim to secure additional financial support to expand our students from other universities in the future and to increase the number of BMRC host institutions for the AMAIP.


The prospective host sites must submit a project proposal requiring at least 200 hours of work over 8 weeks during the summer to qualify for funding. Additionally...

  • Projects should...
    • provide the intern with an opportunity to be immersed in archival work using Black historical collections
    • provide the intern with an opportunity to acquire a new skill set pertaining to archival work

      NOTE: Members will be asked whether an AMAIP intern will be on-site, working remotely or a hybrid schedule. The BMRC board and staff will continue to review the coronavirus status and will let members know if a decision is made to only consider remote internships.
  • Prospective host supervisor will complete an online application which will be reviewed by the AMAIP Jury Selection Committee.
  • Host site supervisors will...
    • develop and implement training at the start of the project
    • manage the intern with regular check-in meetings, by reviewing their work, responding to questions and ensuring they are on track with project plans
    • include them in appropriate meetings and events
    • approve the intern's weekly online timesheet
    • work with the BMRC Program Manager/Archivist regarding the Enrichment Activities & Professional Development mini course schedule
  • Complete an online evaluation of the intern during the last week of the internship

Learn More & Apply Here*

*Deadline is March 4, 2022