StoryCorps Legacy Intern

StoryCorps Legacy launched in July 2010 with the mission of providing people with serious illness and their families the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. Legacy partners with organizations such as hospices, palliative care departments, and disease-specific centers. StoryCorps staff train and prepare partners to conduct and record reminiscence interviews with people from their community.

Duties & Responsibilities

Projects may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Research and identify organizations serving people with serious illness and their families throughout the country
  • Prepare materials for Legacy Partner Training Days
  • Assist with the processing of Legacy interviews including data-basing, burning CDs, and mailing participant packages
  • Research and identify topics related to serious illness including current issues, culturally diverse communities, and best practices in serving those with serious illness for the StoryCorps Legacy Resource Guide
  • Plan quarterly Legacy “Listening Lunches” for StoryCorps staff
  • Promote StoryCorps Legacy to the public through presentations or tabling events
  • Manage the Legacy Press Portfolio, keeping all Legacy-related press organized
  • Administrative tasks as needed, including taking minutes at monthly Legacy meetings and entering evaluation materials from partner organizations into StoryCorps data systems

Ideal Candidate

Sensitivity, resourcefulness, strong attention to detail, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital. Passion for serving those with serious illness and knowledge of hospice, disease-specific, and/or palliative care organizations are preferred but not required. Familiarity with Excel and/or FileMaker Pro is a plus. Bilingual (English and Spanish) ability is highly preferred.

Value of the Internship

At the end of the internship the Legacy intern will gain knowledge, skills, and experience in community outreach and organization. The intern will also gain experience in activities involved in the planning, coordination, and execution of an innovative, collaborative program housed within a large-scale oral history project.


StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.


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