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Dr. Walter Hill Fellowship Program in Archives

Dr. Walter Hill Fellowship Program in Archives

This fellowship program is named in honor of Dr. Walter B. Hill, archivist, historian, and founding chairman of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.  It is designed to encourage and to support the study of African Americans in Maryland and/or the participation by African Americans in the field of archival science.


This internship is open to qualified college students, recent graduates, or graduate students. Interns from all majors and interests are encouraged to apply.  The candidate must have a demonstrated interest in the archival profession and:

  • Coursework in African American Studies, historic preservation, museum studies, library/archival science, or related field;
  • Some database management experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in African American history and culture;
  • The ability to work independently, set priorities, and  meet deadlines in a timely and efficient manner; and
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.


  • This internship includes a stipend of $3000, paid incrementally over the course of the fellowship. In addition, interns will receive free parking in Annapolis and mileage reimbursement for any approved travel.

Academic Credit

  • The BDM encourages interns to seek academic credit for their fellowship. It is the fellow’s responsibility to determine school requirements and the approval process.


  • Approximately 200 hours to be completed between June and September each year
  • Hours/Times: Tues. – Thurs., 10:00am-4:30pm (.5 hour of unpaid lunch)
  • No compensation for housing or relocation

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and two professional references to:  Banneker-Douglass Museum by email:
  • The deadline for applications is May 1st of each year, with an expected start date during the first week of June.
  • No phone calls please.