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Employment and Internships

Rinzler Archive Summer Internship Opportunity

The internship is ideal for students focusing on library and information science or archival studies. The selected intern will work with archives staff to apply collections management best practices in arranging, describing, and digitizing collections, which consist of papers, photographs, audio recordings, and audiovisual media. The intern may also work with content in our Digital Asset Management System and contribute to finding aids that meet current archival descriptive standards and are Encoded Archival Description compatible using ArchivesSpace (ASpace). The intern will receive a $300 weekly stipend during the full-time, ten-week internship. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

How to Apply

To apply online, visit ** <> and create an account. After selecting Internship, specify the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. You will be required to upload supporting materials, including an essay, résumé, transcripts, and letters of recommendation.

The submission deadline for summer internships is March 15. There are no deadlines for submitting applications for other seasons. The completed application is to be submitted at least six weeks before the start of the internship. If you have questions, please contact intern coordinator Arlene Reiniger at <>.

Philadelphia Folklore Project Job Seeks New Director

After more than three decades of exemplary service to the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region, the Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) is seeking its third executive director.

Founded in 1987 by Deborah Kodish, PFP is an independent public folklife agency that documents, supports, and presents Philadelphia-area folk arts and culture–both the arts of people who have been here generations and of those who have just arrived.  We work to strengthen the folk cultural life of our communities because we believe that the quality of urban life is directly related to the persistence, diversity, and vitality of our vernacular folk cultures.  Select program highlights from the past few years include a feature length, award-winning documentary film, Because of the War, focused on Liberian women and their use of traditional music to make peace in their communities; documentation and an exhibition focused on Tibetan life in Philadelphia; and cultivation of participatory community klezmer music and dance.

Annually, PFP offers exhibitions, concerts, workshops, and assistance to artists and communities.  By conducting ongoing ethnographic research into community-based local arts, history, and culture, PFP continues to preserve a record of Philadelphia’s folklife. Its arts education programs, online publications, documentary films, exhibitions, and other resources offer alternative versions of Philadelphia that deepen the public’s understanding of local traditional arts and those that create them.

A small ($400,000 annual budget), but financially sound, nonprofit organization, PFP has an engaged board of seven and an energetic staff of three, plus contractors.

Application information at


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