American Folklife Center Internship

American Folklife Center



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The American Folklife Center Internship is open to students who are interested in the fields of folklore and folklife, ethnomusicology, archival studies, library science, or related areas. This internship focuses on in - depth exposure to the field of folklife, the collections of the Archive of Folk Culture, and the processes of collection, preservation, and presentation. Internship duties include: compiling and finding aids for specific subject areas in the Archive's collections, organizing and labeling collections for preservation and storage, maintaining a wide variety of subject and collections files, research for special projects, assisting with public events, and responding to requests from Congress and the academic and public sector communities. To be eligible for this internship, you must be able to commit to a minimum 200 hours of service; demonstrate an interest in folklife, ethnomusicology, or related disciplines; and have a willingness to work in a library and / or archive. Preference is given to students with prior experience within an archive or library setting.