Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

Organization Website


Internship Position

Undergraduate Research Assistant


Maximum Number of Positions



ASAP Pathway

Scholar Pathway


Supervising Mentor

Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Art & Archaeology


Contact Email

[email protected]


Position Description

Led by Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism is a cross-disciplinary and multi-media research platform that explores the historical and ongoing entanglements of art, race, and medicine. Through the website and public programming, Art Hx—inspired by Hx, the clinical abbreviation used to represent “history”—brings artists, writers, health professionals, and scholars into dynamic conversations around artworks and archival objects, seeking to expose and dismantle racist and violent structures that shape our present.

The Art Hx Undergraduate Research Assistant (UGRA) will conduct archival research and do data input and analysis. The UGRA will also be responsible for uploading their research to the internal database in collaboration with the team's data curator and for authoring responses and other educational materials that will serve as resources for site visitors. 

The UGRA also has the opportunity to help plan upcoming Art Hx programming for the 2022-2023 academic year or can assist with web development, depending on their interests.



This internship welcomes all eligible applicants. Mountainview Community students are especially encouraged to apply.


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position
  • Organization
  • Strong Writing and Editing Skills
  • Time Management
  • Previous Research, Web Development, and/or Public Program Planning Experience a Plus


Skills You Will Develop
  • Academic & Public Program Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Research
  • Visual Analysis
  • Web Development


Careers Related to This Internship
  • Academic & Public Program Design & Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital & Public Humanities
  • Library & Museum Work
  • Medicine
  • Project Management
  • Research


How to Apply 

Submit the following in a single email to [email protected], using the subject "ASAP Internship Application":

  1. A statement of interest (250-400 words) addressing your specific interests in the connections among medicine, race, and art, as well as your interests and experience with data collection and analysis
  2. A résumé

You must also complete the ASAP Personal Information Form, and indicate there that you are applying to this internship.

Candidates for this position will be interviewed.