The 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.
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 Fall 2017 by Graduate Coordinator Raja Rahim.
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
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 Fall 2017 Social Justice Initiatives internship offers a space for students to pursue their own interests in social justice research through training and mentoring in oral history and digital humanities methodologies. Interns may develop skills in interviewing and fieldwork methods; Transcription and interview processing; Podcasting and audio editing; Social media and event promotion; Short documentaries and video editing; Public and community engagement. Final projects involve conducting one or more oral history interviews and creating digital presentation for the public.
For more information, contact the Internship Graduate Coordinator Raja Rahim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by April 19th, 2017. Please email applications to email@example.com or deliver to SPOHP offices, Pugh Hall 241.