Delivering a check to support paid internships: Peter Bartis with AFC Director, Betsy Peterson. 2017. Photo by Michelle Stefano.
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.
The following post is part of a series of blog posts about the 40th Anniversary Year of the American Folklife Center. Visit this link to see them all! This year the Library’s American Folklife Center (AFC) turns 40. Detailed histories of AFC are available elsewhere , so we thought we’d do something different in this […]
The American Folklife Center is very grateful to April Rodriguez, one of this year’s 36 Library of Congress Junior Fellow Summer Interns. April has been working with Alan Lomax’s choreometrics materials, a lesser-known but crucial aspect of his research. Her work has revealed aspects of the collection our own staff didn’t know about, and will […]
This is a guest post by Folklife Specialist Ann Hoog, who coordinates AFC’s internship program. This is the second in a two-part series stemming from a conversation with one of our summer interns, Kirk Sullivan. Part I was about how he went from having an established career in software engineering to becoming a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology. Today, […]
This is a guest post by Folklife Specialist Ann Hoog, who coordinates AFC’s internship program. This is the first in a two-part series stemming from a conversation with one of our summer interns, Kirk Sullivan. Part II is available at this link. This week I sat down to talk with one of our summer interns, Kirk Sullivan, […]