Thanks for your interest in volunteering or interning with the Folklore Project. PFP aims to provide internship and volunteer opportunities in which interns gain skills and experiences, while advancing public interest folklife work locally. We take interns and volunteers on carefully, and “customize” the experience. As well, we try not to take on more interns and volunteers than our small staff can support!

There are no deadlines. We accept interns and volunteers on a rolling basis. (Note that generally we do not have the resources to pay volunteers/interns, with the exception of occasional summer internships for graduate students, funded by a local grantmaker. When available, these internships are described here).

In general, an internship at PFP requires that you be respectful of diverse peoples, and interested in building a sensitivity to the politics of power and privilege. PFP especially appreciates interns fluent in languages other than English, and/or who bring computer skills, or experience with ethnographic research and/or community-based projects. We welcome your interest.