University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Internship Program, USA

Publish Date: Mar 31, 2016

Deadline: Mar 09, 2016

University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Internship Program

The 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 Spring 2016 by Graduate Coordinators Meagan Frenzer and Johanna Melis.

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 2016

The Fall 2016 internship “Sport at UF: Past and Present” is now accepting applications! The course will will focus on capturing the University of Florida’s rich sport history. The project will center on developing an archive of athletes’ lives and experiences before, during, and after attending the university. Interns will conduct oral history interviews with current and past UF student-athletes. Final projects will involve creating a podcast of their interview, to be posted online for anyone to listen and learn about the people who made UF’s sport legacy so vibrant.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Application: Download the Fall 2016 SPOHP Internship Application today! Due May 9, 2016. For questions and additional information, contact graduate coordinator Johanna Mellis ( or Raja Rahim (

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