Smithsonian –Folklife Archives Internship

Approximate Date of Posting  February 13, 2017

Position: Archives

Location: Washington, D.C.


Company/Organization Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage

 Schedule/Hours Full-time Full-time

Time Frame 10 Weeks- Summer

Compensation: $300 per week

Source Archives Gig


We are 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 visit our website (

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 (

Website: March 31, 2017

Deadline: March 31, 2017


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