Extra Cheese: Summer Fellowship!
Friends, the American Folklife Center has opened applications for the AFC Summer Internship. The internships are 10 weeks long. You do not have to be a student.
2022 AFC Folklife Internship • Library of Congress • March 21, 2022
The Folklife Internship provides experiences in archival practice, cultural heritage research, and programming, while building participants’ knowledge about ethnographic materials. AFC staff supervise work on projects aligned with the successful applicant’s qualifications and interests. US citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration, as are community scholars or other individuals with experience working in the heritage sector.
The internships are for five different projects, from podcasting (of course) to foodways. In applying, you need to demonstrate the that you’ve got some folklife chops, basically:
Familiarity with concepts relevant to preserving and presenting folklife and cultural heritage. Internship is open to non-students and students alike, so there are multiple ways to demonstrate qualification:
- through completion of substantive coursework in fields such as folklore, ethnomusicology, American studies, anthropology, heritage studies, or library and archives management of cultural materials; or
- equivalent experience working in the field with communities on cultural heritage documentation, presentation, and/or preservation
In addition to a cover letter, the questionnaire has substantive questions to complete.