Digitization Internships

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 caitlin.oiye@densho.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.

Website: www.densho.org


Deadline: Unspecified


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