For those working with Japanese American history and digital archiving:
Location: Seattle, WA
Number of internships: 2-3
Deadline: August 12, 2015
Term: Sept. – Dec. 2015
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 2 to 3 interns to support our Digitizing Photos for Japanese
American Oral Histories Project through the following activities:
corresponding with narrators and their families to identify and collect
materials, digitizing the materials (newspapers, photographs, documents,
etc.), editing and performing quality control on digital images, transcribing
documents, cataloging, data management in digital repository software, and
other duties as needed.
The internships run from September 2015 through December 2015 or January 2016
at $12 an 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. The internships are funded by an
award from 4Culture.
To apply for the position, please send your resume and cover letter to
caitlin.oiye(at)densho.org by Wednesday, August 12, 2015. All applications will be held in confidence. All submissions and questions should be sent via email – no phone inquiries please.
Original posting on Densho’s blog.