By Leah Emary, Wikimedian in Residence at the Mixed Museum
In March 2023, university students from Queen Mary University London and the University of Oxford will learn how to edit Wikipedia and upload to Wikimedia Commons as a part of a micro-internship program.
Microinterns at the Mixed Museum
Microinterns at the Mixed Museum will spend 4 weeks as interns with the following schedule:
Week 1: The interns will be introduced to the team at WMUK and the Museum and get trained in how to edit Wikipedia and upload to Wikimedia Commons.
Week 2: In the second week, they will choose which topics and pages they would like to work on and begin to edit live Wikipedia and to upload images to Wikimedia Commons.
Week 3: In the third week, they will continue to edit, with support from the Connected Heritage team.
Week 4: In the fourth week, they will reflect on their experiences either in a blog posting or in a social media campaign.
The interns will be able to ask questions and get support over Slack, use Zoom and email to keep in touch with both the Wikimedia and Mixed Museum teams, which will give them experience with tools essential for a remote work environment.
Two interns from the University of Oxford will spend a week as micro-interns in the Manar al-Athar digital photo archive. On their first day, the interns will be trained in how to edit Wikipedia and upload to Wikimedia Commons, and will spend the rest of the week editing, with support from the Connected Heritage team as well as Manar al-Athar staff.