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Smithsonian Channel Library and Archives Summer Internship

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
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The Smithsonian Institution is inviting applications for a paid summer internship (one internship per year) in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. This is a competitive paid internship that will offer the successful applicant an opportunity to work in collaboration with archives staff to apply collections management best practices in arranging, describing, and digitizing collections. The collections, which consist of papers, photographs, and audiovisual media, include curatorial, ethnographic, and programmatic content associated with the Center’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival and its non-profit record label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

This internship is made possible through the generous support of the Scott and Dorothy Odell Internship Fund. The stipend is $300 per week for a 10-week, full-time internship. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. To apply, 1) visit the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA), located at:, 2) create an account (or login if you are a returning user), 3) select “internship” and look for Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and 4) click on the link for “Rinzler Folklife Archives Summer Internship.”

If you are interested in other internship opportunities at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, please

If you have questions about applying for the internship, please contact the Center’s intern coordinator, Arlene Reiniger ( If you have questions about the work associated with the internship, please contact Greg Adams (


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