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Voices from the Fisheries (Remote)

Posted on: 12/14/2018

Summary / Description

The Voices from the Fisheries Project was initiated to create a central repository--the Voices from the Fisheries Database-- for consolidating, archiving, and disseminating oral history interviews related to commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing in the United States and its territories.

The internship offers candidates to develop skills in museum interpretation and management; archival management, sound engineering and editing, historic preservation, and other arenas in which historical understanding is cultivated in public settings. Internships are education placements that give students a chance to explore skills under the supervision of a professional staff member with expertise in the project area. While interns should have some autonomy in developing their work, they necessarily must remain apprentices to a professional from whom they’ll learn this aspect of their craft.

Though helping with day-to-day administrative work can be educational, and is sometimes necessary, internships should include a project with a tangible end product or skill that students can take with them on the job market.

Skills Required

Voices from the Fisheries interns will:
• Apply their knowledge of history and marine studies and its investigative methods to preparing for interviews through in-depth research;
• Craft questions and interview strategies to reach positive oral history session outcomes;
• Transcribe, edit and annotate oral history transcripts, applying critical thinking skills in doing so;
• Engage the public through outreach and reference work to develop and serve new interviewee groups and end-user populations;
• Develop ideas for Voices special projects, such as new website components, podcasts, multimedia exhibits and public events, into successful final products.



Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Molly Graham
Number of Slots Available:
Is free housing available:
Can international students be placed:


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