Funding Will Support Paid Fellowships and Internships at American Latino Museums
Washington, DC— The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for its American Latino Museum Internship and Fellowship Initiative (ALMIFI). This initiative is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of American Latino museums, provide paid internship and fellowship opportunities for a diverse range of, and build connections between colleges, universities, and museums.
“The Institute of Museum and Library Services is proud to announce the second cycle of our ALMIFI program,” said IMLS Deputy Director Laura Huerta Migus. “ALMIFI will continue to provide resources to museums and institutions of higher education that wish to develop the next generation of museum talent.”
American Latino museums, nonprofit agencies that operate museums, museum service organizations/associations, and Institutions of Higher Education, including Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI[s]), are encouraged to apply to ALMIFI. Projects should involve partnership between Institutions of Higher Education and museums as sites for paid internship and/or fellowship opportunities.
To facilitate ALMIFI applications, IMLS provides several virtual resources:
The Applicant Information Webinar provides an overview of the initiative and its application process.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity is an in-depth explanation of the initiative.
Online Counseling Sessions allow potential applicants to have phone calls with ALMIFI program officers and discuss their project proposals.
The American Latino Museum Internship and Fellowship Initiative is an FY 2024 funding opportunity under the National Museum of the American Latino, Educational and Liaison Programs (20 U.S.C. § 80u(f)) legislation.
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