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Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Internship

Internships are offered year-round in the fields of folklore, cultural anthropology, and ethnomusicology. Internships are open to all interested persons looking to further their academic and/or career goals in these or related areas. Intern projects often center on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, archives and collections, educational outreach projects, Web production and Web content creation, video projects, and planning and production of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The internship experience is an opportunity to learn – through hands-on training and one-on-one engagement with knowledgeable staff and professionals in the field – about planning, organizing, and producing large public programs and events; marketing and production aspects of a record label; collections management; research and documentation; and working with information to create multi-media educational products that allow for greater visibility by large audiences.

Areas of Study:

Anthropology; Folklore; Ethnomusicology; Event Management; American Studies; Museum Studies; Information Science; Music Business; Sound Engineering; Graphic Design; Video Production; Public Administration


Term: 6 weeks to 1 year, full- or part-time

Deadline: Considered year-round

Contact Phone: (202) 633-6443

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Apply Through: SOLAA