Internships & Apprenticeships

Learn while giving back.

The 1947 Partition Archive is now accepting applications for our Internships & Apprenticeships Program. Internships and Apprenticeships are designed for high school, college and post-graduate level students, recent graduates, as well as retirees and career professionals looking for a change. In addition to gaining important career skills, apprentices also expand to the next level and learn how to support and manage entry level practitioners. Apprentices are expected to be advanced in their skills and career-ready upon graduation.

We seek bright and enthusiastic interns and apprentices 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.

Prior to acceptance all applicants will undergo a competitive evaluation. Interns and apprentices accepted into the program will be paired with an experienced mentor in their area of concentration.

At present, we only offer unpaid internships and apprenticeships, 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.

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Scroll below for descriptions of available positions.  Application deadline is 11:59pm PST December 16th, 2020.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE WINTER CYCLE!

1. ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM

1.1 Citizen Historian
Take a front row seat to what The 1947 Partition Archive’s work is all about! Document witness oral histories; learn field work skills and the nuance of oral history. Graduate as a trained oral historian!
1.2 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.
1.3 Copy Editor
Go from novice to practitioner as a copy editor. This position builds not only copy-editing skills but also content management skills in a large archival data set.
1.4 GIS Tagging and online mapping / Storymap Curation 
Manage and curate GIS online interactive maps entries. 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, quality control and more! Become a dedicated Curator!
1.5 Community Relations
Be the voice of The 1947 Partition Archive; learn the nuance and skill of communicating with an organization's community via phone, email and other means.

2. DIGITAL MEDIA STORYTELLING, WRITING AND PUBLISHING

2.1 Digital Storytelling, Content Curation & Copy Writing
Journalistic writing as well as social media curation opportunities; learn digital publishing strategy.
2.2 Digital Graphics Editor - Photo and/or Video
Add the magic of your creativity to visually enhance stories
2.3 Social Media and Digital Outreach Researcher
Research important historical facts and statistics; Research scholarly literature; Research web sources and other sources.

3. ONLINE BROADCASTING

3.1 Live Switch-Boarding and Online Broadcasting
Interested in television productions and broadcasting? This might be the place to get a flavor of this fast paced work.
3.2 Events Researcher
Research a wide array of issues associated with event logistics, content and strategy
3.3 Event and Conference Organizing
Learn the ins and outs of event and conference organizing. This is fast paced and deadline oriented work. It requires a high level of organization and communication skills.

4. NON-PROFIT DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING

4.1 Grants Writing
At the end of this apprenticeship, you'll have learned the nuance of grant-writing and be ready for a career in grant-writing, technical writing or for your own academic writing
4.2 Non-Profit Accounting and Bookkeeping
Learn to keep books, keep tabs of expenses and all things accounting. This is an internship that requires attention to detail and use of accounting software.
4.3 Donor Communications
Build relationships with those who provide resources to build The 1947 Partition Archive
4.4 Donations Accounting and Sponsor Matching
Are you a numbers person? Great with spreadsheets? Connect sponsors to the incredible stories they have helped record. Spark joy :) 

5. ONLINE LIBRARIAN

5.1 Online librarian
Maintain the online library of books.

6. DATA VISUALIZATION

6.1 Data Visualization
Find trends; manage and study data; visualize and present the data in meaningful, compelling ways; discover new trends.

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