Internship Program

11142432_883484865041094_1278842880301246034_oThe Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida offers semester-long academic internships, available to graduate and undergraduate students for 3 credit hours, which serve as an introduction to the field of oral history.

Intern duties include learning oral history methodology and field research techniques, including conducting, transcribing, and audit-editing interviews.

In addition to this core structure, internships are tailored to the strengths of our students: are you interested in event planning? Public relations? Audio and film editing? We have the resources and opportunities to help you.

Course Goals

Each semester, SPOHP seeks motivated students to help to reach program goals. The internship is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of oral history, as well as hands-on experience in the areas of research, interviewing, processing, technology, and educational outreach. It will be taught in Spring 2018 by Scholar in Residence Jeff Pufahl.

Each semester, interns accomplish several main goals:

  • Build foundational knowledge of oral history methodology and research use
  • Work on oral history interview processing
  • Conduct an original oral history interview
  • Develop a podcast for the UFDC and iTunes broadcast
  • Contribute to the class group video project

For more information about course goals, scheduling, and project topics, view the Spring 2013 Internship Syllabus and Spring 2014 Internship Syllabus.

Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 Internship Application is now open!  SPOHP’s semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit as an introduction to the field of oral history.

The Spring 2018 Jacob Lawrence internship, in partnership with the Harn Museum, SPOHP, and The Actors’ Warehouse Community Theater, offers a space for internship to will develop an original site-specific performance by exploring connections between archived oral history interviews with Black residents of North Central Florida and iconic artwork by Jacob Lawrence (harn.ufl.edu/jacoblawrence).

Once this thematic analysis is complete, we will search the SPOHP archive for oral histories from local community members that reflect the themes in Lawrence’s work. After oral histories are matched to artwork, we will begin the process of translating the oral histories into monologues, scenes, movement pieces, and songs to be performed next to the artwork.

By interpreting themes of Lawrence’s masterworks through oral history, participants will gain insight into the role of the artist as change-maker and community leader. Through the dialogue initiated by drawing on local voices to reinterpret these images, audiences will have the opportunity to directly connect the exhibit themes to issues in their own communities.

 

Download the Spring 2018 SPOHP Internship Application here!

Applications are due by December 1st, 2017

 

For more information, contact Jeff Pufahl at jpufahl@arts.ufl.edu or Ryan Morini at ryan.s.morini@gmail.com. Please email applications to spohpinternship@gmail.com or deliver to SPOHP offices, Pugh Hall 241.

 

Internship News, Projects, and Collection Development

Telling Gainesville: A Film Screening

Nov 1st, 2017

Please join military veterans and their families for a special Veterans Day film screening of the play “Telling Gainesville.” Telling Gainesville is part of a nationwide initiative by the National… Read More

Voices from the March: A Dramatic Reading

Nov 1st, 2017

On November 9th, our Fall interns will be performing a dramatic reading of an excerpt from their upcoming multi-media play, Voices from the March. A collaboration between the Samuel Proctor… Read More

Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation: Spring 2018 Course

Nov 1st, 2017

AFA 4931: A BLACK AND LATINXHISTORY OF THE GATOR NATION This upcoming Spring, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is offering a oral history methods course course called Black and… Read More

Spring 2018 Internship: The Jacob Lawrence Project

Oct 31st, 2017

This semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit. In partnership with the Harn Museum, SPOHP, and The Actors’ Warehouse Community Theater, interns will develop an… Read More

SPOHP is Seeking Out Undocumented UF Students for an Oral History Project

Sep 20th, 2017

SPOHP is looking for undocumented UF students to be interviewed for an oral history project. Please share with anyone who might be interested in participating. For more information direct message… Read More

Florida Queer History: A Pride Extravaganza

Sep 19th, 2017

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP)’s Florida Queer History Project is partnering with First Magnitude Brewing Company to bring you “A Pride Extravaganza” on October 15! The event will… Read More

Mississippi Freedom Fieldwork Panel Sept. 27

Sep 19th, 2017

Mississippi Freedom Fieldwork Panel Presentation Ustler Hall Wednesday, Sept. 27th 3:00 PM On Wednesday the 27th the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host a panel of students to discuss… Read More

“Surviving & Resisting: Defending DACA A Toolkit For DREAMers.”

Sep 13th, 2017

We wanted to share a sheet that the directors of the IC-Race (Immigration, Critical Race and Cultural Equity) Lab at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Drs. Nayeli Y. Chavez-… Read More

SPOHP Open House Scheduled for Sept. 29

Sep 13th, 2017

September 29th from noon to 2 PM, SPOHP is hosting an Open House in the SPOHP office to welcome students and faculty alike to get acquainted with our program, staff and dozens of exciting on… Read More

SPOHP Intern at the Defend DACA/Save TPS Rally at Orlando City Hall

Sep 6th, 2017

SPOHP intern Chelsey Hendry Simmons attended the Defend DACA/Save TPS Rally at Orlando City Hall. The rally was held just one hour after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the… Read More

MCDA’s Anti-Racism Education Week

Sep 5th, 2017

MCDA is proud to present: Anti-Racism Education Week. Come join us as we engage in an event series on anti-racism education, self-care, and education on the first amendment. This is… Read More

2017 Virginia Fieldwork Trip Applications Are Open!

Aug 29th, 2017

For the past three years, a team of student researchers has traveled with SPOHP to the Tidewater region of Virginia to gather over 150 oral histories from watermen, veterans, and… Read More

Jeffrey Pufahl To Transform Interviews from the Women’s March on Washington Trip into a Play

Aug 8th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017-2018 visiting scholar is Jeffrey Pufahl, joining us from the UF College of the Arts (UF Center for Arts in Medicine). Currently, he is building… Read More

SPOHP Staff Visited Trinidad to Lay the Groundwork for our New Study Abroad Program

Aug 8th, 2017

SPOHP staff members Anupa Kotipoyina and Krystal Dixon traveled to Trinidad the last week of July to meet with local historians and educators to map out a trajectory for a… Read More

Welcoming Gainesville Fall 2017 Civic Engagement Internship

Aug 8th, 2017

Welcoming Gainesville is partnering with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at UF to offer academic internships in using history to inform the creation of  programs aimed at combating prejudice,… Read More

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s Summer 2017 Newsletter

May 18th, 2017

50 Years of Collaboration “From participating in interviews, to engaging with the collection, to attending SPOHP’s events, the public is the lifeforce behind SPOHP’s past, present, and future.” -Dr. Paul Ortiz… Read More

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

Spring 2017 Internship Class Podcasts: Civic Engagement

May 10th, 2017

With the help of coordinators Raja Rahim and Ryan Thompson, the Spring 2017 interns produced podcasts about Civic Engagement at the University of Florida. University of Florida Digital Collections Archive… Read More

Fall 2017 Internship Applications Are Now Available

Apr 3rd, 2017

The Fall 2017 Internship Application is now open!  SPOHP’s semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit as an introduction to the field of oral history. The… Read More

Fall 2016 Internship Class Podcasts: Sport at the University of Florida

Dec 9th, 2016

With the help of coordinators Johanna Mellis and Raja Rahim, the Fall 2016 interns produced podcasts about sport history at the University of Florida. University of Florida Digital Collections Archive To date,… Read More

Spring 2016 Internship Class Podcasts: Florida Craft Brew

Nov 10th, 2016

With the help of coordinators Johanna Mellis and Meagan Frenzer, the Spring 2016 interns produced podcasts about the local history of craft brewing in Florida. Image from Visit Gainesville. University of Florida… Read More

For additional information, contact SPOHP, call the offices at (352) 392-7168, and connect with us online today.