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Archivist Internship

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Pacific Atrocities Education

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Pacific Atrocities Education is undertaking development of a print and digital content archive. Under supervision, the intern performs a variety of archiving, research, and administrative duties within the Arts Division, in support of archival and collection management functions. Schedule is flexible; prefer minimum of two full work days per week and up to 20 hours a week. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is able to work independently under guidance and direction as necessary.


  • Processing (i.e., arranging, organizing, describing, and preserving) manuscript and records materials in all formats for public research use in accordance with department and national standards, such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
  • Organizing and rehousing collections; analyzing documents for topical content to correctly describe individual documents; identifying sensitive materials; researching the historical context of collections and their creators; writing collection scope and content notes and prepare written reports.
  • Participating in determining recommendations for the arrangement and description of the collections.
  • Creating and managing databases in Excel
  • Describing collections of archival materials
  • Helping to create an infrastructure and preservation plan for the management of materials
  • Creating an outreach strategy to connect our readers with the archival material


  • Journalism, photography, history, or other related majors
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Detail-oriented and extremely organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

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About Pacific Atrocities Education



Mission Statement

Pacific Atrocities Education brings awareness to wartime atrocities in the Pacific Asia region, helping survivors find closure and reconciliation for their painful memories and increasing dialogue about complex contemporary issues surrounding human rights worldwide.


Pacific Atrocities Education was originally founded as the Foundation Honoring Nanjing Massacre Survivors in 2013 by Cheng Yu and Jenny Chan. The project was a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. Over 500 people in the Bay Area have become involved in or were a part of the project's early efforts.

During the project's first year, the theatrical productions of Forever Ginling and Crimes of Hirohito were well received. Press coveragge included stories and releases about the project efforts by KTSF, China Daily, Singtao Daily, China Watch, the Washington Post, and the Daily Telegraph.

In 2014, Pacific Atrocities Education gained 501c3 status as a federally recognized non-profit organization. The organization will continue to present groundbreaking works in literary and performing arts related to the Nanjing Massacre and the Pacific Asia War. In addition to other community endeavors, Pacific Atrocities Education hopes to partner with public schools in San Francisco to support their current curriculum framework for World War II history with arts-based education.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


Tue Jun 01, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Library Sciences
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • History
  • Research





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