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Digital Oral History Archivist (DOHA) Internship

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ORGANIZATION: 1947 PARTITION ARCHIVE

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Internship (6 months) - 10 hrs/week. 240 hours. Learn entry-level copy-editing skills and practice them while building the archive.

Internship Time Period

SIX MONTHS POSITION: Position opens every quarter. Intern needs to commit a minimum of 10 hours each week. Minimum 6 months commitment.

Remote position

Job Description

FOCUS: Content Editing

o Learn advanced editorial skills for publishing sensitive content, especially witness narratives

o Copy-edit and curate ​incredible life stories for publishing

o Use storytelling techniques to curate content for various online platforms, including social media

o Assist in developing strategic program for publishing to digital media sites

Job Requirements

o Excellent written skills

o A talent for forming and telling stories

o Copy editing skills preferred but not required

o Working knowledge and some previous experience of web/social media especially Twitter and Facebook

o Strong passion for preserving history and raising awareness for Partition stories

Internship Expectations

The 1947 Partition Archive’s social media presence attracts high traffic and thus requires sophisticated management.

Only serious interns may apply for this position. 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.

Interns may apply for academic credit or funding through their college or university.

This position is remote.

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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
Immigrants & Refugees
Race & Ethnicity
Community, Immigrants & Refugees, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Thu Apr 11, 2024 - Fri May 31, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Internship (6 months) - 10 hrs/week. 240 hours. Learn entry-level copy-editing skills and practice them while building the archive.
  • Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Transcripts, Recommendation letters

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