Internships at Foxfire
Foxfire is dedicated to community and student education through engagement and preservation of cultural heritage. Foxfire offers regular internships to students at both the high school and college level who are interested in exploring Appalachian heritage and contributing to the Foxfire legacy. Foxfire can provide a range of experiences that meet institutional needs and individual interests. Originally created by students, Foxfire believes in student choice and agency. Explore the many opportunities below to become part of this unique program!
Experiential learning opportunities: The Foxfire Fellowship Program
The Foxfire Fellowship Program is an eight-week, summer immersive experience that instructs student in the art of cultural journalism, oral history, formal and creative writing, heritage crafts, marketing, and other various skills applicable to future vocations. The fellowship is a full-time, paid experience for up to 10 Rabun County students. Students will produce two magazine issues and will have the opportunity to create other projects that align with the team’s interests. Students will also be required to fulfill a certain number of volunteer hours and participate in an after school program throughout the academic year.
Download application here: Foxfire Fellowship Application
The Foxfire Magazine
The legacy of the first Foxfire class continues today through the creation of the Foxfire Magazine. With over 700 subscribers, this magazine continues to impact communities near and far. Cultural journalism and participant observation studies conducted throughout the summer provide students with material to compile the magazine. In addition to this publication, students often have leftover material which they can use to create other forms of digital and physical media, such as videos, radio broadcasts, art, and podcasts.
Explore the original magazine here.
Foxfire hosts college-level internships on a semesterly basis. To be considered, applicants must be in their senior year of study, a recent graduate, or currently enrolled in a graduate program. Candidates should be self-motivated and familiar with cultural heritage, but consideration will be given to those coming from related disciplines, including history, anthropology, historic preservation, architecture, archaeology, environmental studies, public history, or education. Ideal candidates will have strong research, writing, and public speaking skills. Interests in historic skills or specific elements of Appalachian heritage are a plus. Applicants should be comfortable in the outdoors, as leading tours throughout the museum campus will be part of internship duties.
Internship projects can include:
- Historical research
- Archival organization
- Digitization of archival materials
- Collections care
- Museum interpretation and guided tours
- Educational outreach
- Historic preservation and building maintenance
- Oral history
- Community-based initiatives
- Marketing and social media
Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample (up to 12 pages), and names and contact info for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org . Indicate semester of availability in cover letter. Applications for Fall 2019 due August 2, 2019.
For more info, see position posting.