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.
o Develop or improve your administrative skills to help a budding nonprofit grow! o Assist with archiving oral history interviews, which are core to The 1947 Partition Archive.o Conduct at least two oral history interviews with Partition witnesses during tenure as intern (training provided).
ADDITIONAL POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
1. Story Processing/Archivist:
o Provide detailed attention to each story and associated archival datao Communicate with remote team in South Asiao Review each story submission as it arriveso Assist Program Coordinator in managing oral history systems & databaseso Handle materials for interviewers; contact interviewers for missing materialso Participate in the Oral History Review Board: * Organize and execute oral history review program * Manage reviewers and reviews * Develop and iterate review criteria * Provide feedback and maintain review logs
2. Constituency Communications:
o Communicate with interviewees; scheduling, answering questions, etc.o Manage communications with interviewerso Ability to write professional and comprehensive emailso Learn to identify, manage and attend to constituency needs through clear communicationo Maintain regular communications with global volunteerso Manage spreadsheetso Assist in developing and managing database that feeds the story map online: http://www.1947PartitionArchive.org/
TWO MONTH POSITION: Intern is expected to commit 30 hours a week for 8 weeks.
All interns will be working from our downtown Berkeley office.