ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons – Washington D.C. – 7 events over 5 weeks!

The year 2020 marks a turning point in history for American women, and to celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Washington D.C. cultural organizations have joined together to host a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons during Women’s History month. This coordinated series of events is in conjunction with the Art+Feminism campaign to address gender gaps in content and participation on the encyclopedia, especially related to art and artists.

Join DC arts and cultural organizations for in-depth or behind-the-scenes tours of relevant exhibitions, the chance to learn more about women artists from around the world, and the opportunity to help tip the gender imbalance!

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in conjunction with Smithsonian Libraries
Saturday, Feb 29, 10:00am-4:00pm
Theme: Media and Performance Artists
More info & sign-up here!

Smithsonian American Art Museum in conjunction with Smithsonian Libraries
Friday, Mar 13, 10:30am-3:00pm
Theme: Painters
More info & sign-up here!

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Saturday, Mar 14, 10:00am-3:00pm
Theme: Latinx Artists
More info & sign-up here!

National Museum of African Art in conjunction with Smithsonian Libraries
Friday, Mar 20, 10:30am-3:00pm
Theme: African Women Artists
More info coming soon!

National Gallery of Art
Saturday, Mar 21, 10:30am-3:00pm
Theme: Sculptors
More info & sign-up here!

Library of Congress
Saturday, Mar 21, 9:00am-3:00pm
Theme: Photojournalists
More info & sign-up here!

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Saturday, Mar 28, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Theme: Fiber Artists
More info & sign-up here!

Paid Summer Internship Application Closing March 15

Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative 2020 Summer Cohort Internship Program

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020, or when 350 applications are received (please see details below)


This summer, be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Through hands-on activities and original research, you will contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women’s voices from the past and present. You will learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. You will develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women’s history.

Who? Undergraduate and recent graduates with a commitment to women’s history

What? Eight-week long cohort internship experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly $382.50 stipend. The total value of this internship, including the weekly stipend and the paid group housing, is $6,300 (not including travel reimbursement).

Where?  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

When? June 14 – August 8, 2020

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills.

Application deadline: Be advised that this application will close on will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on either: (A) Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time or (B) The date that 350 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 350 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 350.


Program Information

Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Program Description 

Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Project Descriptions

Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Application Guide


Application Process

To apply:

  1. Create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).
  2. Search under “Provost and Under Secretary for Museums, Education and Research” and select the “Because of Her Story Internship Program” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Start an application for this program.
  4. Be sure to complete all sections and include the email addresses for your references before you click submit.

For questions: Email BOHSinternship@si.edu

« Older posts