The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has opened applications for its paid summer internship program, which will be held onsite in Washington, D.C. this year. Rolling applications close on March 21, 2022.
This year there are five projects that applicants can choose from when submitting their materials: podcast development and production support, reference and researcher support, web archives collection engagement, story map development and production, and foodways research.
In summer 2018, the AFC at the Library of Congress launched a paid internship opportunity as part of a program established through a generous gift from the late AFC staff member Peter Bartis (1949 – 2017). These positions introduced interns to the research collections at the AFC and the Library; helped develop critical skills related to documentation, archival practice, and cultural heritage research and programs; built knowledge about the fields of folklore, ethnomusicology and oral history; and offered mentorship opportunities with senior folklorists and ethnomusicologists.
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