For many years, interns have assisted American Folklife Center staff in a range of tasks and projects central to supporting our mission. While rewarding in experience and skill-building, these have always been volunteer opportunities. We are excited to announce that we now offer paid internships as well!
In summer 2018, the AFC at the Library of Congress will host its first two paid interns as part of a program established through a generous gift from the late AFC staff member Peter Bartis (1949 – 2017). These positions will introduce interns to the research collections at the AFC and the Library; help develop critical skills related to documentation, archival practice, and cultural heritage research and programs; build knowledge about the fields of folklore, ethnomusicology and oral history; and offer mentorship opportunities with senior folklorists and ethnomusicologists.
The AFC is excited to offer students and community members alike the chance to build professional experience in the domains of archival and programs-related work that our staff undertakes every day. For more information, and to apply, visit this link (included below as well if you’d prefer to cut and paste into a browser window). Applicants need to follow the link directly, as the AFC Bartis Folklife Internship will not appear in public searches on USAjobs.gov.