Opportunities

  • student/intern
    American Folklife Center Volunteer Internship Program AFC Volunteer Internship Program has available at all times of the year a limited number of volunteer internships through which individuals may work with the collections in the Center's archive and the Veterans History Project for career and work experience.
  • researcher/fellow
    Blanton Owen Fund Award The Blanton Owen Fund is offered biennially to support ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians.
  • student/intern
    Conservation Program Internship (in book, paper, or photograph conservation) The Conservation Program Internship (in book, paper, or photograph conservation) is a 9-11 month program intended to fulfil the graduation requirement for conservation school and is sponsored by the Harper-Inglis Memorial Trust Fund.
  • researcher/fellow
    Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award The purpose of the Parsons Fund Award is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector.
  • researcher/fellow
    Henry Reed Fund Award The Henry Reed Fund is offered biannually to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center.
  • student/intern
    The European Division: Volunteer Internship Program The European Division Volunteer Internship Program is a program primarily for U.S. citizens (both students and non-students) who have at least a basic reading knowledge of a European language. Exceptions to U.S. citizenship are explained on the Program Website, above. Note: For Spanish and Portuguese, see Hispanic Reading Room opportunities.