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-gradulate 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.

Scroll down for New Positions in Fall 2013/Spring 2014! Just listed.

Applications by Country

Bangladesh-TBA in 2014 India-TBA in 2014 Pakistan-TBA in 2014 United Kingdom-TBA in 2014

United States - New Positions! Summer - Fall 2014

1. Mini-Documentary Maker Can you tell a story in 2 to 3 minutes? On digital video? And make it compelling? This opportunity is for you! Tell a riveting tale of survival. Thousands will view your videos.

(This position has just filled. Please check back in Fall 2014.) 

2. Oral History Program Assistant 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 four areas:

  • Story Archivist/Processing
  • Constituency Communications

(This internship offered only in Berkeley, California)

3. Assistant Event Organizer Help coordinate and organize local outreach events, online events and a national outreach campaign for collecting stories. Learn essential skills in sponsorship recruitment, marketing, guest logistics, scheduling and more.

(This internship offered only in Berkeley, California)

4. Financial Analysis and Bookkeeping Enable our work by contributing to our work in a critical way while fine turning your bookkeeping and financial analysis skills.

(This position has just filled. Please check back in Summer 2014.) 

5. Educational Documentary Production Team Here's your opportunity to tell a compelling story and also teach the world! Help us develop a set of very fun, educational mini-documentaries to educate the public on story collection! Thousands will view your videos. 

(This internship offered only in Berkeley, California)

6. Editorial Assistant Curate the stories before the world sees them.  Come join our editorial team.  Hone your editorial skills while shaping The Archive's public perception. 

(This internship offered only in Berkeley, California)

7. Library Researcher 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 has just filled. Please check back in Summer 2014.) 

8. Creative Writing and Grants Program Assistant Do you have a way with words? Enjoy weaving creative narratives and persuading with written word? Come join our grant writing and narrative development team. Come away learning essential skills in strategic development and writing to make a difference.

(This position has just filled. Please check back in Summer 2014.) 

9. Public Relations and Communications Assistant Enjoy talking to people? Come be our voice! Help us communicate with the public by assisting with inquiries and public engagement, through online communication. Help keep the stories coming by clarifying what we do!

(This position has just filled. Please check back in Summer 2014.)