The goal of this ARCHIVAL INTERSHIP is to organize our historical media and make it more accessible for educators, students, and the public. The intern will support the production of the Kentucky Author Forum’s digital archive of video, audio, and photos from 23 years of author interviews.
Kentucky Author Forum is a non-profit organization producing nationally recognized literary event. Past forums have featured authors such as astronaut John Glenn, playwright Neil Simon, novelist John Updike, politician Hilary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, and many more. Each forum is recorded by KET and made available to PBS member stations across the country and streamed online. Podcasts of each forum are created through Louisville Public Media and WFPL and accessible wherever podcasts are available. You can find more information about Kentucky Author Forum and our work at www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.
Internship work may include transcribing past interviews, reviewing interviews audio and video for highlights and key words, feature themes across interviews, organize and coordinate professional photos with interviews, authors, and interviewers.
May also include attending current Forums, helping with production and backstage logistics, helping to promote archival work on social media and KAF website.
Ability to intern approximately 10 hours per week
Desire to gain experience and learn skills related to archival processing
Bachelor’s degree students in the Louisville metro area
Students interested in broadcast journalism, communications, podcasting, literacy, and education
Students looking for internship credit through an accredited college or university
This is an unpaid internship
You will receive:
Free downtown parking for the duration of your internship
An inside look at the production and history of these nationally recognized literary events
Experience researching and identifying themes and highlights in audio and video material