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-graduate 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.

Applications by Country

Bangladesh-TBA in 2017 Pakistan-TBA in 2017 United Kingdom-TBA in 2017

Berkeley & Delhi - New Positions for 2017!  Apply now!

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. Use this as an opportunity to fine-tune your video editing and storyboarding skills. Thousands will view your videos.

(This internship offered only in Berkeley, California & Delhi, India)

2. Oral History Program Assistant (Digital Story Archiving)
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 the following areas:
Story Archiving/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. Nonprofit Development and Finances Interested in learning more about nonprofit fundraising and strategic development?  This internship is right for you!  There will be opportunities to hone your financial analysis skills.

(This position is filled. Please check back in Fall 2017.) 
(This internship offered only in Berkeley, California)

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 position is filled. Please check back in Fall 2017.) 

6. Digital Content Editor  Come join our editorial team and learn how to curate content for very large audiences.  Hone your editorial skills while shaping The 1947 Partition Archive's public perception. 

(This internship offered only in Berkeley, California & Delhi, India)

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 internship offered only in Berkeley, California)


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 is filled. Please check back in Fall 2017.) 

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 is filled. Please check back in Fall 2017.)