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 Reaserch/Internships year around: 

The Museum and Cabin - W.C.Handy Foundation, INC.

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 the applicants and provide information about W.C. Handy legacy to anyone that wants to do the research.

The M. C. Museum and Library for W.C. Handy is 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 wants to preserve the legacy of W.C. Handy. ( "THE FATHER OF THE BLUES")

The goal of the Research/Internship is to develop research on:

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

2. How W.C. Handy compositions provide the foundation for the nation or worldwide music after 1918 to current year”. 


All fields of study can be related to education, digital libraries, music therapy, social studies, business in 1918 to the current year, arrangement music style, Marketing, grant writer for foundation, the development of books, and music therapy working master or doctoral. ( If the field is not mentioned do send an email.) 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 ( 50 pages) and make suggestions according to his/her study field. There are other topics that will be disclosed at this time to the applicants. The person must have a strong background as a writer and be familiar with the digitization of historical documents.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 ( Send an email or call the Museum.)


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 or home residences.  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) (Online or Face to Face)

We are flexible depending on their personal interests or home addresses (nation/international). 

The person should provide updates on the research "every month/last date".



*Submit your resume and letter of recommendation.

*Submit proposal plan and ideas for the topic and field of study. (50 pages)

*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 “Research/Internship year around”.  To be considered go to the main website and submit all the information that is required on the contact page.


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

Submit the ideas for the proposal to Email: or  

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