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Digital Learning Programs Summer Internship

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Each summer the Hirshhorn offers workshops and organizes production teams and social clubs for DC-area youth as part of our Digital Learning Programs. This year the Museum has an opening for a paid intern. Eligible students should be enrolled in a college-level digital media, museum education, or studio art program. Experience with Apple iLife and Adobe Creative Suite is suggested; the ability to troubleshoot technology is required. The position lasts twelve consecutive forty-hour weeks, from June 6 to August 26, 2011. The workweek is Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

About the Hirshhorn’s Digital Learning Programs
The Digital Learning Programs constitute a Museum-wide initiative that teaches DC-area youth, ages 13 to 19, to use technology to create projects inspired by Hirshhorn exhibitions. In addition to the Art Lab, which provides a physical base for the DLP, there is an online social network that enables teens to share work and ideas when they are away from the Museum. There is also a full-day drop-in technology center open to teens so they can hang out, meet friends, and experiment with technology. During this time, a teen social club meets to plan events and a teen production team meets to initiate group projects. For more information, please see the ARTLAB+ website:

Intern Responsibilities
The Digital Learning Programs intern will primarily provide workshop educators with logistical support and participants with on-site and online mentoring, guiding teens through Museum galleries and supporting production teams and social clubs in planning projects and events. The four-day workshops can be strenuous, involving activities both inside the Art Lab and outside on the National Mall. The fifth day of each week focuses on facilitating the drop-in program.

Stipend
The intern will receive a stipend of $3000 for the twelve-week period.

Applications must be completed online at no later than Friday, May 20, 2011. Any questions about the internship should be directed to Ryan Hill, Director of Digital Learning Programs, at <mailto:hillr@si.edu>

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