Students in the Folklore Program routinely intern with DC-area cultural organizations such as the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Toward the end of your first year in the program, look at the sites listed below or imagine a site you would like. Check the due dates for internship applications. By the first month of the semester before you would like to begin your internship, talk with program faculty about your interests and the site(s) where you would most like to intern.
Your internship advisor will help you contact the organization to see if an internship is possible.
Read the internship requirements and fill out the forms here: FOLK 699: Internship in Folklore.