OFN helps to educate the next generation of public folklorists. Our staff encourages student involvement in our mission to make a meaningful difference in Oregon communities and Tribes by documenting, supporting, and celebrating our diverse cultural traditions and by empowering tradition-bearers. The OFN has a wide range of possibilities for involvement, including internships, practica, and fieldwork opportunities.
The Oregon Folklife Network hosts interns from across UO and beyond. Student interns gain professional experience in folklore fieldwork, public programming, communications, exhibit curation, research, and more. OFN also provides a pipeline for internships with our state and regional partners. Hands-on experience at OFN and with partners benefit interns, the University of Oregon, residents of the state, and Oregon as a whole.
The University of Oregon Folklore Program offers a Master’s Degree in public folklore for students with an interest in the public sector. Most of the courses required for the Public Sector track are open to all graduate students.