Approximate Date of Posting: March 9, 2017
Position: Digitization Internships
Location: Seattle, Washington
Company/Organization DENSHO – The Japanese American Legacy Project
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.
Schedule/Hours: 350 hours per intern
Time Frame: May 2017 through August 2017
Compensation $13 an hour,
Source: Archives Gig
Densho is seeking interns to support our digital repository 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 and indexing, data
management in digital repository software, rights management, and other duties as needed.
The internships run from May 2017 through August 2017 for a total of 350 hours per intern at $13
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.
To apply for the position, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
positions are open until filled. All applications will be held in confidence. All submissions and
questions should be sent via email – no phone inquiries please.
The internships are funded, in part, by a grant from 4Culture and by a grant from the Department of
the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.