Archie Motley Archival Internship Program - Host Site Application Guidelines

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 Archival intern.


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