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Capoeristas at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Daniel Martinez, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives

Capoeristas at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Daniel Martinez, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives

  • Research Brazilian Culture in Smithsonian Latino Initiative Internship to Fellowship Program

    The Smithsonian Latino Initiative Internship to Fellowship (I2F) Program is a two-tiered learning experience designed to introduce recent college graduates to the diversity of career opportunities within the fields of museum sciences and support. Selected candidates will embark on a fifteen-week internship in fall 2019 where they will be placed with a mentor and spend time learning about the Smithsonian, its facilities, collections, staff, and its role in the global museum and research fields. They will also work to develop a fellowship proposal; interns with accepted proposals will be welcomed as fellows in spring 2020.

    Applicants will select from a variety of project options based at different museums and research centers at the Smithsonian. At the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, interns will work on a program celebrating the living cultural expressions of northeastern Brazil for the 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The the intern will get comprehensive experience in the hybrid space of the Festival, learning about both exhibition production processes and public programming as well as community engagement. This is a great opportunity for applicants interested in learning about large-scale event production, and applied and public facing applications of anthropology, folklore, and ethnomusicology.

    Applications are due June 23, 2019. To be eligible for this program, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have received an associate’s or bachelor’s degree by the time the program commences and but not more than two years prior. First generation degree-holders are strongly encouraged to apply. interns will receive a stipend of $650 per week and a one-time travel allowance of $750.

    See the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships & Internships website for more information and instructions on how to apply.


  • Support the Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, sustainability projects, educational outreach, and more.

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