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Summer 2021 Paid (Virtual) Internships at the AFC!

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.

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is happy to open applications for paid summer internships for 2021!

In summer 2018, we launched a paid internship opportunity as part of a program established through a generous gift from our late colleague and longtime AFC staff member, Peter Bartis (1949 – 2017). These positions 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.

We have now opened applications for the 2021 Folklife Intern positions. At this link you’ll find a full description plus a link to the application portal! Due to the ongoing closure of the Library to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and uncertainty about when this situation will change, the internships are going to be virtual. The stipend is $7500 for a ten week, full-time experience, and we have on offer five exciting projects that applicants can choose from when submitting their materials (head over to the listing at this link for full info). We’re also here to answer any questions regarding the opportunities–use the comments on this blog or [email protected] Please help spread the word to those emerging culture workers in your life!

 

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