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Oral History Program Assistant - Digital Story Archiving

Digital Archiving | Berkeley, CA | Part Time and Internship

Job Description

Oral History Program Assistant - Digital Story Processing

How to apply: 
On the 1947 Partition Archive website at

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop or improve your administrative skills to help a budding nonprofit grow! 
  • Provide detailed attention to each story and associated archival data
  • Communicate with remote team in South Asia
  • Review each story submission as it arrives
  • Assist Archivist in managing oral history systems & databases
  • Handle materials for interviewers; contact interviewers for missing materials
  • Partake in the Oral History Review Board:
  • Organize and execute oral history review program
  • Manage reviewers and reviews
  • Develop and iterate review criteria
  • Provide feedback and maintain review logs

Job Requirements:

  • Strong communication and writing skills 
  • Experience working with databases 
  • Previous administrative experience preferred but not required 
  • Strong passion for preserving history and supporting our mission

Internship Location: 

You will be working from our downtown Berkeley, CA office.

Internship Expectations

Intern needs to commit 6 months and a minimum 10 hours each week, or 2 months and a minimum of 30 hours each week. 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. This internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit or funding through their college or university. For this position, you will learn to communicate with diverse constituencies and learn how a nonprofit startup functions.   

About The 1947 Partition Archive:

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 crowdsourced oral history collection. 

How to apply: 

On the 1947 Partition Archive website at