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Internships and Research Assistance

Many folklorists do their work with particular social groups, children or the aged, manual laborers or nuclear physicists, ethnics, political groups, etc. One way for you to experience your potential to work with people is to undertake an internship. Countless organizations in Philadelphia search for volunteers, may offer summer internships, some are associated with the university. You may find an internship not only rewarding and interesting, but also a potential beginning for field research.

You may also wish to volunteer as a research assistant for a faculty member; very rarely there are work-study opportunities available, but you can gain valuable experience also by working as a volunteer.

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