Washington, DC: Paid Rinzler Archives Summer Intern, Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage

Job Opening Title: Rinzler Archives Summer Internship (paid)

Employer Name: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

Salary Range: $300/week

Link to job posting: https://folklife.si.edu/jobs

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: This internship in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is made possible through the generous support of the Scott and Dorothy Odell Internship Fund. The mentorship goals of this internship include working 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 collections include curatorial, ethnographic, and programmatic content associated with the Center’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival and its nonprofit record label, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

The deadline for the 2020 summer internship is March 15. The selected applicant will receive a stipend of $300/week for a full-time, ten-week internship.

To apply online, visit solaa.si.edu 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.

If you have questions, please contact intern coordinator Arlene Reiniger at ReinigerA@si.edu.