2020 Research and Collection Building Internship

Cultural Curation Internship | The Cuba Material Project

About Cuba Material

Cuba Material is a digital archive and a collection of Cuban material culture. It comprises objects, documents and textiles imported to or produced in Cuba during the Cold War era, namely after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. In 2014, Cuba Material was awarded the New Challenge Award for Social Innovation by the New School for Social Research.

About the Internship

High-school students who are proficient in Spanish are invited to apply for an internship focused on the ongoing development of Cuba Material. The intern will be responsible for classifying, recording, cataloging, and researching objects in the Cuba Material collection. Interns will develop an understanding for the classification of objects and collections; be exposed to the practices of a nonprofit organization; get first-hand experience on practices of collection-keeping, classification, and maintenance; learn about twentieth-century Cuban history and culture, and expand their Spanish vocabulary.

Time Commitment Required

Applicants must be able to commit to working approximately 30 hours per week, at least 20 of them at the Tower of Babel offices.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to submit a résumé and short cover letter indicating general availability and relevant areas of interest. To apply, or for application support, please contact María A. Cabrera Arús at [email protected].

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