Library Researcher Internship Application

Learn while giving back as an intern.

The 1947 Partition Archive is now accepting applications for our internships program. We seek bright and enthusiastic interns interested in gaining field experience. We currently have positions available in several fields, one of which is listed below. Applicants should be serious, highly motivated and have the necessary experience as listed below. Interns will be paired with an experienced mentor in their area of concentration.

At present, we only offer unpaid volunteer internships, intended for the applicant to gain field experience. Interns are encouraged to seek course credit through their colleges or universities.

Interns will receive relevant training, fieldwork experience as well as a guaranteed reference. References will only be provided to those who satisfactorily complete their internship term. Experience or knowledge in South Asian studies is not necessary, however we do require some task specific experience for certain positions.

    Job Description

    o Develop your research skills while helping to make Partition literature more accessible o Assist in developing a multilingual digital catalog of books, films, multimedia and other educational resources on Partition o Organize and maintain collection for ease of use by patrons

    Job Requirements

    o Strong communication and research skills o Ability to work in a team o Strong passion for preserving history and expanding our stories o Develop and curate summaries of library materials to be shared with the public

    Internship Time Period

    SIX MONTH POSITION: Position starts immediately. Intern needs to commit a minimum of 5 hours each week. Minimum 6 months commitment.

    Internship Expectations

    Interns are expected to develop ownership of their projects and encouraged to develop creative solutions. Intern must have a strong passion for and dedication to our mission and goals. Interns will receive relevant training, fieldwork experience as well as guaranteed references for successfully completing their internship term. This internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit or funding through their college or university. Successful interns, at the end of their tenure, may be considered for any paid positions that are available. All interns will be working from our downtown Berkeley office.

    About You

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    Education

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    Details and Experience

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    IMPORTANT: Send your resume to internships@1947partitionarchive.org to be considered