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Applications for paid summer internships now open!

Photograph of Peter Bartis and AFC Director, Betsy Peterson, holding a check for funds that Bartis donated to support paid internships at the American Folkife Center. 2017. Photo by Steve Winick.

Delivering a check to support paid internships: Peter Bartis with AFC Director, Betsy Peterson. 2017. Photo by Michelle Stefano.

We are happy to announce that applications are open for our paid summer internship program—and this year we plan to host interns onsite! 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.

We have now opened applications for the 2022 Folklife Intern positions! This year we have on offer five exciting projects that applicants can choose from when submitting their materials (head over to the application site for full info). You can read more about this exciting opportunity at the Library’s internships and fellowships portal.  We’re also here to answer any questions regarding the opportunities. Please help spread the word to those emerging culture workers in your life.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/637104700

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