Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

32-01 Gaining Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Folklife Internship Alums from the AFC

Wednesday, October 20, 11:15 am–12:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: John Fenn (American Folklife Center)

Forum participants:

Camille Acosta (Independant, New Mexico Arts Folk Arts Program)

Talar Gelenian ()

Kennedi Alexis Johnson (Indiana University)

Mackenzie Kwok (American Lore Theater, City Lore)

Trelani Michelle (Independent, Krak Teet)

Edward Wang (Wesleyan University and Pendle Hill)

Since 2018, the American Folklife Center has offered two paid internship positions during the summer months (with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The two successful candidates in each year have worked on specific projects with AFC staff, bringing their own experience and background to these efforts while developing knowledge, skills, and abilities that can inform their future professional activities. In this roundtable session, alum from the AFC Folklife Internship program will reflect on their time at the Center in light of their current pursuits and larger questions about professional development for cultural workers.