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Internship Stories - Lilli Tichinin

Lilli Tichinin

Kentucky Folklife Program


Lilli Tichinin

Lilli Tichinin conducting an equipment tutorial with John Long
during an Oral History Workshop with Board Members of the
African American Museum of the Bowling Green Area.


From June to August of 2013 I worked as the intern for the Kentucky Folklife Program (KFP) at Western Kentucky University. The Kentucky Folklife Program moved from the Kentucky Historical Society to become part of Western Kentucky University last year with the continued mission to document, present and conserve the diverse traditional culture and heritage of the Commonwealth.

My duties as the KFP intern were varied, allowing me to gain experience in many aspects of public folklore work. I assisted in the organization and set-up of the new office, created a processing system for future fieldwork materials, maintained and increased the KFP web presence by updating the facebook and website and creating a KFP blog, and was able to assist with programming, partnerships, and workshops. Being part of the Kentucky Folklife Program during the first year of transition allowed me to see first-hand how a public folklore program can function in a university setting and to take part in the process of creating a structure, plan, programming, and public presence for the program.

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