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NYSCA Folklore Graduate Student Folk Arts Internships – A Partnership with the New York Folklore Society

Applicants must be students currently enrolled in a folklore graduate program, or folklorists who have completed a folklore graduate program within the past two years.

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NYSCA Folklore Graduate Student Folk Arts Internships – A Partnership with the New York Folklore Society

Begun in 2000, the NYSCA Folklore Graduate Student Folk Arts Internship provides an opportunity for graduate students in folklore or ethnomusicology to spend eight weeks in a public sector folklore setting, conducting research and acquiring skills and competencies in public folklore. This program, involving mentoring by a senior level folklorist within a cultural agency, has proven successful in introducing new folklorists to the challenges of working within the public sector. For a participating folk arts program within an organization, the internship provides targeted assistance by competent students immersed in the latest folklore scholarship at the graduate level.

Internships typically take place within the summer months (June through August). Applications for hosting organizations are available in January/February of each year. After an internship site is chosen, applications are accepted from qualified graduate students (February/March). For information, or to receive an application, please contact the New York Folklore Society at info@nyfolklore.org.

Recent Interns/Internship Sites:


2016Sharna Bryzcki (Memorial University, Newfoundland) at State Island Arts, Staten Island

2015Chloe Accardi (University of North Carolina) at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, New York

2014Eric Cesar Morales (Indiana University) at Citylore, Inc., New York

2013

Ed Millar (Memorial University, Newfoundland) at Long Island Traditions, Port Washington

2012Katrina (Katie) Wynn (Western Kentucky University) at Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, Canton

2011Juan Antonio Carrillo (Indiana University) at Center for Traditional Music and Dance, New York

2010Lesley Ham (Indiana University) at Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, Batavia
Hannah Harvester (University of North Carolina) at Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, Canton

2008Rita Colavincenzo (Memorial University, Newfoundland) at Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls
Christopher Mulé (Indiana University) at Center for Traditional Music and Dance, New York

2007Gabrielle Berlinger (Indiana University) at Cultural Resources of Syracuse, Syracuse
Jedediah Baker (Memorial University, Newfoundland) at City Lore, Inc., New York
Bree Theodoridis (university College Cork, Ireland) at Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, Canton

2006José Gomez-Davidson (Indiana University) at Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse, Syracuse

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