True to our mission, we are as committed to teaching as we are to documenting. In an effort to mentor students in the field of oral history, we offer scholars the opportunity to visit SFA headquarters at the University of Mississippi to learn SFA-devised methods and practices as they relate to oral history.
*Applications for our In-House Internship are due March 1, 2013
An In-House Internship at the SFA is a prearranged, structured learning experience usually lasting one to two weeks.
An In-House Internship is performed on the campus of the University of Mississippi under the direct supervision of SFA staff, with the SFA’s oral historian, Amy C. Evans, being the primary contact.
In-House Internships are offered for either one- or two-week durations, depending on interest and availability. Interns will conduct interviews for new or existing SFA oral history projects and/or produce multimedia pieces in support of existing projects.
We are interested in collecting the stories behind the food – stories about people. Please visit our Oral history Project Index page to see what kind of projects are already part of our archive.
Work completed during the internship term will be deposited in the SFA’s permanent archive. Interns will have the right to utilize the interviews they conduct for their own academic endeavors.
Our in-house internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of oral history. Basic knowledge of documentary methods, techniques, and equipment (through classroom or personal experience) is required.
Availability: Once per calendar year
Term: 1-2 weeks during summer months (June-August). Exact dates TDB by SFA and intern.
*(If your university requires a 5- or 6-week internship, the first 2 weeks will be managed in Oxford, and the remaining time will be treated as guided study, with the remaining work done off-site.)
Credit: Please note that the intern’s university is the grantor of course credit, NOT the Southern Foodways Alliance or the University of Mississippi.
Deadlines: Application deadline is March 1, 2013 (postmark)
Notification: by April 1, 2013
Stipend: $1,000. The stipend is intended to cover travel to and from Oxford, housing (we have a source for economical housing), and any expenses related to the collection of fieldwork that occurs outside of the intern's time spent in Oxford. Half of the stipend will be granted upon receipt of award; the other half will be granted upon completion of assigned work.
Equipment: A personal laptop is required. The SFA has an oral history kit (digital recorder, external mic, headphones, digital camera), which will be made available for the intern’s use. Depending upon schedule, access to the university’s Center for Media Production may be available for multimedia projects. Office space may also be made available.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a letter of interest, current CV or resume, and one example of completed fieldwork (audio, transcript, and digital photographs) via Dropbox or a similar online file-sharing service to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Please contact:
Amy C. Evans
SFA Oral Historian
Select candidates will be invited to submit additional materials to support their application, if applicable.
It is the policy of the University of Mississippi not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or being a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.