Creative Writing and Grants Program Assistant - Internship Application 2020
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 or sharpen your grant-writing skills. All levels are welcome. Leadership and beginning positions are available.
o Develop creative narrative around the many aspects of story collecting, designed to inform the public in various capacities.
o Apply narratives to various grants applications
o Grant writing strategy
o Communicate with funding agencies and foundations

Job Requirements
o Strong written and verbal communication skills
o Excellent writing portfolio
o Highly organized individual
o Strong passion for preserving history and supporting our mission
Internship Time Period
This position starts now (flexible start date). Intern Volunteers or Leadership Volunteers needs to commit a minimum of 10 hours each week. We ask for a minimum of 1 year commitment. Intern Volunteers start at the basics and gain experience. Leadership Volunteers have previous grant-writing experience and will oversee a small team of beginning grant-writers and gain leadership experience.
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 those who complete their internship term. Successful interns, at the end of their tenure, will be considered for any paid positions that may be available. This internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit or funding through their college or university. For this position, you will learn to communicate with diverse constituencies and learn how a nonprofit startup functions.

All interns will be working from our Berkeley office, but remote options are available for more advanced volunteers.
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