Paid & Unpaid Internships

Learn while giving back as an intern.

The 1947 Partition Archive is now accepting applications for our internships program.  Internships are designed for high school, college and post-graduate level students as well as recent graduates.

We seek bright and enthusiastic interns interested in gaining field experience. We currently have positions available in several fields, as listed below. Applicants should be serious, highly motivated and have the necessary experience as described for each position. Interns will be paired with an experienced mentor in their area of concentration.

At present, we only offer unpaid internships, intended for the applicant to gain field experience. Applicants are encouraged to seek credit through their respective colleges and university programs, if applicable. Interns will receive relevant training, fieldwork experience as well as guaranteed references. 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.

New Positions for 2019!  Apply now!

1. Digital Content Editor  Come join our editorial team and learn how to curate content for very large audiences.  Hone your editorial skills while shaping The 1947 Partition Archive's public perception. 

(This position is not currently active. Please check back.) 


2. Digital Archivist Keep the stories coming. Inspire the story tellers and story collectors. Assist director with managing our oral history program. Learn the ins and outs of managing a global program, especially the logistics and communications involved.  Applications in the following areas: Story Archiving/Processing/Constituency Communications

Location: This internship requires that you be present in Berkeley, California, USA.  Please note that The 1947 Partition Archive is not equipped to make visa arrangements.  Hence, you must make your own visa arrangements if you are not a US citizen or permanent resident.

3. Oral History Student Intern  Come join our team of Story Scholars and Citizen Historians.  Add your voice and talent to history by recording Partition witness accounts in your community.  This is a PAID internship and deadlines to apply vary.

(This position is filled. Please check back in Spring 2020) 

Location:  Work from anywhere in the world. Administered via our Gurgaon office.  English language proficiency required.

4. Oral History Program Research and Development  Research and help create a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind online repository of resources on Partition. Help maintain and develop the Partition Library on our website.

(This position is not currently active. Please check back.)