Internships year around: 

The W.C. Museum and Library are pleased to announce the opening of an “Internships year around” for senior or graduate (Master or Ph.D.) students within History, Education, Social Science, Management, Marketing, book developer, Grant writer, etc.   This program is open to anyone that would like to work for a nonprofit organization. We are willing to accept students or faculty for Summer, Fall, and Spring. The museum is willing to work with any university or company that want to preserve the legacy of W.C. Handy. ( "THE FATHER OF THE BLUES")

We welcome anyone with a strong desire to learn about the Museum and digital libraries. You should know, our museum depends on donations. We do not have the budget to support the student or faculty but we are ready to work with anyone that wants to do the research.

The goal of the Internship is to develop research on:

1. The W. C. Handy legacy in American Historic Music. 

2. How W.C. Handy composition provide the foundation for the nation or worldwide Music after 1918”.  The topics mention can be related to Education, Social Studies, Business in 1918, Management 2020, Marketing 2020, Grant writer or the development of books.  The Museum will provide valuable information for the research. We are looking across the nation or worldwide.


The goal is to support the museum with the development of grants or books and raise money to expand the Museum building and the collection, to support community events, scholarships, summer music boot-camps, and monthly incoming musical talent.  

The person(s) interested in the Internship-research should write proposal plans and make suggestions according to his/her study field. There are other topics that will be disclosed in time to the applicants. The person must have a strong background in technology and be familiar with the digitization of historical documents.  Some historical items will be available depending on trademark or legal license or can be found through the internet (Journals, ASCAP, etc) or there are other sources available hard/copies through public libraries or can be found at the Museum but must be requested at


This Internship position is based out of the Museum 620 West College Street, Florence, Alabama 35630, but we are flexible depending on the personal research interests.  Please, be clear when you write the proposal plan and what are your ideas to promote the Museum in the incoming future.


Applicants must be available to work part-time (10 to 20 hours per week) or can be flexible depending on person home address. The person should provide updates on the research "every month".



*Submit your resume and letter of recommendation.

*Submit proposal plan and ideas for the topic and field of study.

*The duration of the project 6 to 12 months; depending on the research of the study.


Please submit a request to with the subject line of “Internship year around”.


To be considered go the main website and submit all the information that is required in the contact page.

First submit your full name, phone number, email and university or company.

620 West College Street, Florence, Alabama 35630