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The Folklore Program awards the most outstanding incoming student every year with a fellowship and the option of a graduate instructorship for a total incoming package of approximately $20,000. All first-year applicants are automatically considered for the fellowship. For more information, please contact Lisa Gabbert, Folklore Program Director.

All graduate students in the Folklore program are encouraged to apply for a departmental graduate instructorship. Graduate instructors teach 1010 and 2010, the English Department's introductory writing classes. Instructorships are awarded on a competitive basis. Incoming students should apply for a graduate instructorship at the same time that they apply for graduate studies. For information on graduate instructorships, including how to apply, contact Graduate Director Christine Cooper-Rompato.

Graduate students also may wish to consider applying for an internship in order to further their career. Internships are usually completed during the summer between the first and second year of study. Internships are highly individualized. Folklore students in the past have completed internships at regional and national organizations, such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Council for the Traditional Arts, the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, Washington State Parks, the Western Folklife Center, the Montana Arts Council, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and the Harrison Museum of Art.