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We would like to invite you to join in the Alabama Blues Project’s continued success! The Alabama Blues Project continues to excel in its mission to preserve Alabama’s rich blues heritage while passing it on to the children through our award-winning blues education programs. We urgently need the support of friends like you to help us maintain and expand our work in the community.

Your financial support makes possible our year-round programs especially our After-School and Summertime Blues Camp targeted to at-risk children, which this year attracted the largest number of children to date! Our other blues education programs include an annual Rural Schools Tour and Blues Artist in Residency Programs presented in this state and beyond. Earlier this year, our historic marker program teamed up with the Livingston Historical Commission to successfully unveil a historic marker for Alabama blues songstress Vera Hall. This upcoming year we will be launching a campaign for a historic markers to honor Dinah Washington!

Please join us as a Friend of the Alabama Blues Project today! It’s easy and only takes a couple of minutes. Please review the following donation levels, then you can donate online - right here! By becoming a supporter of our programs you will be joining Bonnie Raitt, Alligator Records, Nick and Terry Saban’s Nick’s Kids Fund, Alabama Credit Union, and many other prestigious and loyal contributors who continue through the years to believe in our mission.

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ever this holiday season!

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Marketing/Merchandising/Fundraising/Events Intern Positions  


Alabama Blues Project Merchandise Intern


  • Assisting with purchasing inventory of blues CDs by Alabama musicians to sell online and at events.
  • Helping to develop inventory control systems for ABP merchandise
  • Assisting with development of marketing materials to help promote and sell ABP goods, as well as pitching merchandise to other businesses, such as music and specialty gift stores, museums etc.
  • Assisting in the development of partnerships with online stores such as Amazon to sell merchandise through our web shop

Fundraising Intern

  • Assist in creating fundraising materials for events, mailings and emailings.
  • Call on local businesses for both annual and event specific sponsorships
  • Keep up-to-date information in the ABP fundraising database
  • Research new fundraising leads in the community Research potential institutional, corporate and foundation grant opportunities
  • Assist in writing grant applications

Fundraising Event Intern

  • Help plan and promote ABP fundraising events. Currently, our largest event is the annual “Evening of Art and Blues,” that consists of live and silent art auctions, refreshments, as well as live blues music.
  • Assist in gathering quality auction items for the ABP annual fundraiser “Evening of Art & Blues”
  • Managing auction items from acquisition through fulfillment

Publicity/Promotion/Graphics Design/Multi-Media/Web Design Interns



  • Assist with promotional materials such as brochures and flyers
  • Help create a short promotional DVD on the Alabama Blues Project
  • Create PSAs for television and radio
  • Assist in writing press releases and feature stories
  • Help make contacts with local and national media
  • Assisting in the creation of the ABP online web store
  • Work with music venues and musicians in Alabama to develop and promote the ABP online event
  • Assist with keeping ABP web site dynamic and up to date


After-School and Summertime Blues Camp Intern

  • Publicize blues camp and assist with recruiting students before the start of blues camp
  • Develop publicity materials and press releases
  • Help to keep local, state and national legislatures informed of blues camp activities
  • Assist with web-based newsletters to keep our community informed of blues camp activities
  • Research possible award and grant opportunities for blues camp


Archive Interns

The ABP has employed interns from a variety of disciplines - including history, women’s studies, American studies and archive studies – to help develop an archive of past and present Alabama blues culture.


  • Conduct library and online research on Alabama blues culture and musicians
  • Assistant curator work with existing archival materials at the ABP office, such as helping with storage, filing and organizing archival materials
  • Write biographical summaries of Alabama blues artists based on our existing research
  • Conduct and document oral histories with living blues artists
  • Develop static and portable displays of archival materials and information
  • Assist in developing plans for a cultural center/museum