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GIS Tag Verifier / Story Map Content Curator - Internship Application

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ORGANIZATION: 1947 PARTITION ARCHIVE

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The 1947 Partition Archive seeks a detail-oriented, inquisitive and creative curator to support the maintenance and expansion of our interactive Story Map.

The 1947 Partition Archive’s homepage features a Story Map with a searchable index that geospatially displays oral histories and the migration routes of witnesses displaced by the 1947 Partition of British India. The Story Map provides a telling visual history of the migrations during Partition. A pop-up placard displays information about each individual Partition witness including basic biographical information and a curated abstract of their oral history interview.

Managing and curating The 1947 Partition Archive’s Story Map online is like an engaging puzzle. The game includes juggling content updates/upkeep, GIS discovery, media additions, quality control and more! Become its dedicated Curator!

Job Description

The Story Map Curator will be responsible for ensuring the quality of each testimonial entry on the Story Map. These duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Regularly updating the Story Map documents with the required information for each entry
  • Investigating the accuracy and integrity of each Story Map entry, particularly GIS location tagging
  • Developing creative and lasting solutions to emergent problems
  • Bridging the work output of- and collaborating closely with- the archiving and the editorial team leaders, where Story Map is the cornerstone

Job Requirements

  • Comfort and experience working with spreadsheets
  • GIS tagging experience required
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes initiative
  • A deep curiosity about history, individual stories and geography
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Photo editing skills preferred but not required

Internship Time Period

  • SIX MONTH POSITION: Intern needs to commit a minimum of 10 hours each week. Minimum 6 months commitment
  • TWO MONTH POSITION: Intern needs to commit 30 hours a week for 8 weeks

Internship Location

  • This internship will be based in The 1947 Partition Archive’s Berkeley, CA office.

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 downtown Berkeley office.


About the 1947 Partition Archive

The Partition of British India in 1947 was a major 20th century event that affected millions of lives and played a key role in shaping the world in which we live today, both culturally and geopolitically. Nearly two million lost their lives and 15 million people were displaced, making it the largest mass migration. The 1947 Partition Archive (incubated by UC Berkeley’s Skydeck) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the fast disappearing memory of Partition by capturing and preserving the people's history through crowdsourced oral history collection.

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About 1947 PARTITION ARCHIVE

Location:

PO BOX 9505, BERKELEY, CA 94709, US

Mission Statement

The 1947 Partition Archive is a non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to institutionalizing the people's history of Partition.

Description

The Partition of British India in 1947 was a major 20th century event that affected millions of lives and played a key role in shaping the world in which we live today, both culturally and geopolitically. Nearly two million lost their lives and 15 million people were displaced, making it the largest mass migration. The 1947 Partition Archive is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the fast disappearing memory of Partition by capturing and preserving the people's history through crowd-sourced oral history collection.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Community, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Alcatraz AveBerkeley, CA 94703

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 10h/week for 6 months OR 30h/week for 2 months

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