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MMRF is very proud of the dynamic internship program we have developed over the past several years. We have hosted interns from undergraduate and graduate programs at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, Hampshire College, Elon College, N.C. State, Yale, Dartmouth, Duke, Meredith College, Evergreen, UMass and more.

Interns generally spend about half of their hours at MMRF performing general office duties and the rest of their time on projects centered on their area of interest. Past internships have been focused on film, photography, archiving, folklore, social work, writing, booking, audio engineering, graphic design, nonprofit management and entrepreneurship.

Internship programs are available during the academic year and in the summer. Interns must apply, be accepted for participation and commit to an agreed schedule for the term. MMRF internships are unpaid and students must provide their own housing and transportation. Please contact for more internship information.

interns share their talents

  • Videographer Tom Ciaburri has shot many hours of footage for Music Maker, most recently directing the music video for the Carolina Chocolate Drops’s single “Country Girl” which was #1 on in May 2012. He is currently working on a documentary of Music Maker artist Ironing Board Sam.
  • Graphic designer and UNC-Chapel Hill student Christie Ray Harrison completed designs for six albums over the spring of 2012 during her four-month internship.
  • Archivist Matt Dailey interned with MMRF for two years while earning his Masters in Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill. He digitized MMRF’s audio archive and cleaned up our archival database,basically overhauling the audio and digital storage system.
  • Raphael Evrard, a third year student from Sciences Po Toulouse, France, trolled through and organized our expansive audio archive. In his first three months at Music Maker Raphael completed digitizing and databasing all of Tim’s digital audiotapes, a project that’s been going on since 2003.
  • Simon Arcache, also a third year student from Sciences Po Toulouse, France, set to work on the photo archive. He spent over 200 hours meticulously scanning 700 photographs in multiple formats. He spent an additional 40 hours with Tim, tagging and ranking a total of 70,000 images. The digital photography archive is now conditioned for sharing with the Southern Folklife Collection in the Wilson Library at UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Margot Pien interned at Music Maker during her senior year, writing press releases and artist bios. She has since volunteered with Music Maker and is currently filling in as a communications assistant, managing social media accounts and designing content.

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