Remote Work: Paid 2021 Collections Care Initiative Intern, Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage

Job Opening Title: Remote AV Collections Care Internship – 10 weeks

Employer Name: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Job Location: Virtual

Application Deadline: 06/15/2021

Salary Range: $700/week for 10 weeks

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The 2021 Collections Care Initiative Internship, based in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives, will include a range of audiovisual collections care activities with an emphasis on pre-digitization preparation for AV materials and post-digitization (and born-digital) asset management. By the end of this internship, the candidate will have developed intermediate and advanced skills in collections inventory management for audiovisual recordings, collections information system data manipulation, and digital audiovisual preservation strategies and techniques in an institutional setting. Recent archival science graduates and applicants with prior experience using OpenRefine, Bash, and Python scripts are strongly encouraged to apply. See full internship description at:

This is a remote internship, beginning late June or July 2021 for ten weeks (400 hours), depending on the candidate’s schedule. A stipend of $700 per week is provided. Apply in SOLAA (see below), and indicate Collections Care Initiative Internship under the question about which area you would like to intern. Applications are due June 15, 2021.

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 the Archives Collections Care internships is June 15. If you have questions, please contact intern coordinator Arlene Reiniger at

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