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Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program is accepting applications for the 2019 session. This free program is open to students currently enrolled in a graduate program in the U.S. Accommodations, travel, and a minor stipend are made available to selected fellows.
The application is made available through the Smithsonian's Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). You will need to submit two essays, transcripts, resume/cv, and two letters of reference. For more information, reference the LMSP Application Checklist on the program’s website. Applications for LMSP 2019 will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, April 14th unless the deadline is extended and noted on the main website. Late submissions are not accepted and no exceptions are made. We will announce the next class of Fellows in early May 2019.
For any questions please contact the program manager, Diana C. Bossa Bastidas at BossaD@si.edu or 202-633-0804
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the FAQ before submitting an application.
What are the program’s eligibility requirements?
All applicants must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in the United States. If you have been accepted into a program the fall of the year you are applying, you are able to apply providing documentation of your acceptance into an academic program.
Do I have to be Latino to apply?
You do not have to be Latino to apply. You do have to have an academic focus and interest in Latino Studies. Your focus should be on the U.S. Latino experience.
Do I have to be bilingual in English and Spanish to participate?
Fluency in English and Spanish is strongly preferred, but not required. Spanish fluency requirement may be needed on specific practicum projects. Please read each project description carefully to verify the language requirements. All programming is conducted in English.
Do I need to be a US citizen to participate in the program?
No. As long as you are enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in the United States, you are eligible to apply. US citizens, permanent residents, and F1 visa holders are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Fellows will be provided a modest stipend to offset costs of meals and local transportation due to lodging being provided. Any violation of the code of conduct will result in forfeit of stipend. Roundtrip economy air or regional rail transportation from within the United States is provided to Washington, D.C. Please do not purchase your own travel as you will not be refunded. Fully furnished apartments are provided to enrolled fellows and common spaces are also shared with other members of the cohort. We are unable to provide individual rooms at this time and all fellows will have roommates.
About Smithsonian Latino Center
TThe Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP) is a summer fellowship hosted by the Smithsonian Latino Center, in partnership with various Smithsonian museums and centers. The program takes place annually during the months of July and August. LMSP is a professional development program for graduate students interested in museum careers, with a focus on Latino Studies. Each fellow works closely with a Smithsonian content expert working on a specific project.
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