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 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

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

Fall 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 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 spohpinternship@gmail.com. Applications are due by April 19th, 2017. Please email applications to spohpinternship@gmail.com or deliver to SPOHP offices, Pugh Hall 241.

Internship News, Projects, and Collection Development

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

Spring 2017 Internship Applications are Available Now!

Oct 21st, 2016

The Spring 2017 Internship Application, African American and Latinx Histories at UF is now open!  SPOHP’s semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit as an introduction to the… Read More

The Secret Game: An Event with Dr. Scott Ellsworth

Aug 29th, 2016

Dr. Scott Ellsworth, professor of history at the University of Michigan, will discuss the importance of using sports history to understand race relations in American history. HIs talk will coincide… Read More

Fall 2016 Internship: Sport at UF

Jul 26th, 2016

Are you interested in learning more about the lives and experiences of former University of Florida athletes? SPOHP’s Fall 2016 Internship course will focus on capturing the University of Florida’s rich… Read More

SPOHP Accepting Applications for “Sport at UF: Past and Present” Fall 2016 Internship!

Apr 5th, 2016

Available to all students for course credit, the internship centers on developing an archive of athletes’ lives and experiences before, during, and after attending the university. Applications due May 9.

Fall 2015 Internship Class Podcasts (coordinated by Kyle Bridge and Meagan Frenzer): International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Jan 19th, 2016

Fall 2015 interns produced podcasts on about the local history of the IBEW. Image from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Wikipedia article. University of Florida Digital Collections Archive To date, 90+ oral history… Read More

SPOHP Accepting Applications for “What’s Brewing in the Sunshine State” Spring 2016 Internship!

Nov 19th, 2015

Available to all students for course credit, the internship centers on the development and culture of Florida’s craft brewing industry. Applications are due December 1. Click for more details.

Fieldwork in Folklore Research Trip Returns to Virginia in October 2015

Oct 1st, 2015

Gainesville, FL–This fall, students and staff from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) will return to the Middle Peninsula of Virginia, continuing the Fieldwork in Folklore research trip into… Read More

SPOHP Releases “Addiction in American Life” Transcripts and Podcasts

Jul 9th, 2015

Gainesville, FL— “Addiction in American Life” resources are now available from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) online at the University of Florida Digital Collections. The transcripts and podcasts are… Read More

Retired Faculty of UF Oral History Project Tells the Story of UF

Jun 4th, 2015

In Spring 2014, SPOHP embarked on a new oral history collaboration with the Retired Faculty of the University of Florida (RFUF) to highlight the individuals who oversaw UF’s rise to… Read More

Announcement: SPOHP Internship Application Deadline Extended for Fall 2015

Apr 27th, 2015

The new deadline is May 9, 2015. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Click for more information, and e-mail applications to graduate coordinator Kyle Bridge (kbridge@ufl.edu).

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 SPOHP internship class!

Apr 27th, 2015

The Spring 2015 class focused on addiction in American history, taught by graduate coordinators Jessica Taylor and Kyle Bridge, and concluded last week with a public presentation of student podcasts.

Podcast with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio Now Available

Feb 17th, 2015

The oral history was conducted in 2014 by Dr. Paul Ortiz and Matthew Simmons for the Community Organizers in America collection. Podcast edited by intern Virginia Hamrick. Photo from RoamAgency.com.

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