Location: Seattle, WA
Period: March – August 2013
Hours: 20-30 hours/week
Education: current students or graduates of library and information sciences or archival studies preferred
Deadline: February 13, 2013
Densho is a Seattle-based non-profit organization started in 1996, with the initial goal of documenting oral histories from Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. This evolved into a mission to educate, preserve, collaborate and inspire action for equity. Densho uses digital technology to preserve and make accessible primary source materials on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. We present these materials and related resources for their historic value and as a means of exploring issues of democracy, intolerance, wartime hysteria, civil rights and the responsibilities of citizenship in our increasingly global society.
Densho is seeking 1 or 2 interns to support our digital repository and encyclopedia projects through the following activities: digitizing a variety of materials (newspapers, photographs, documents, etc.), editing and performing quality control on digital images, transcribing documents, cataloging, cross-indexing materials and encyclopedia articles, and other duties as needed.
This internship runs from March 2013 through August 2013 for 20-30 hours per week at $12 per hour, no benefits.
Current students or recent graduates from library and information science or archival studies programs preferred. The ideal candidates are self-directed, detail-oriented, and comfortable with technology. Knowledge of Japanese American history is welcome but not required. Funding for the internship comes from the National Parks Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.
To apply for the position, please send your resume and cover letter by Wednesday, February 13, 2013. All applications will be held in confidence. All submissions and questions should be sent via email – no phone inquiries please.