Woody Guthrie Center internships give students opportunities to share their insights, explore the links between their academic work and a potential career, and assist in developing and carrying out major projects that serve the center’s mission. If you’re a student who wants to support our mission of seeking to ignite a passion for social change and foster a world in which the values of justice, equality and compassion prevail, submit your information for internship opportunities in your field of study.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university while pursuing a degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Friendly and professional demeanor
  • Reliable
  • Adaptable and able to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Able to work independently and follow detailed instruction
  • Able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and effectively meet deadlines

Internships with the American Song Archives offer students a chance to gain real-world experience working with professional archivists in a hands-on apprenticeship. Interns assist and support the archives department with preservation, collection processing projects (both digital and physical), exhibits, accessibility, and research.

Potential responsibilities:

  • Digitization/digital transformation and metadata creation for archival materials
  • Special collections book processing, library cataloging, and preservation
  • Digital and physical exhibit preparation
  • Research projects to be determined by the department


Additional requirements:

  • Pursuing a master’s degree in archival, museum, or library and information science related field
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.

Marketing internships offer students a chance to apply skills gained through their coursework to various projects across the organization. Interns assist and support the marketing department with the promotion of the Woody Guthrie Center’s mission and initiatives. Students are responsible for creating, organizing, and executing a marketing plan for an event, campaign, or merchandise collection, including managing the timeline and budget.

Potential responsibilities:

  • Contribute to social media concepting
  • Conduct and report a market study
  • Research and present a visitor acquisition strategy
  • Promote programs and value propositions
  • Explore new markets


Additional requirements:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or related discipline
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and customer relationship management (CRM) applications

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