Sunday, March 15, 2009

Summer Internships: Jewish Women's Archive

The Jewish Women's Archive is looking for you, if:
• You have a keen interest in history and the stories of American Jewish women.
• You want to learn from a dedicated and creative staff what makes a dynamic non-profit tick.
• You like working with new technologies to build interactive, online tools.

Internship Opportunities
1. Each summer intern will work within a specific department:
o Outreach Intern will help broaden the reach of the Jewish Women's Archive by working with the Film, Education, and Development departments to: market JWA's documentary on Jewish comedians, Making Trouble; identify new audiences for educational materials and programming; and expand JWA's community and network of supporters.
o Archives/Records Management Intern will work with JWA's Digital Archivist on improving the management of our 21st century online archive.
o Web Intern will work with JWA's technology team on projects to increase our website's efficiency and enhance recognition by search engines. Knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and at least one programming language (JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java) required.
2. All interns will also have the opportunity to work on organization-wide projects such as blogging and creating podcasts.

You'll need:
• Competence with Word, Excel, etc. and willingness to learn new computer skills and software applications
• Online and library research skills
• Strong writing ability
• Ability to communicate via email and telephone
• Willingness to do wide range of tasks
• Curiosity, flexibility, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.

Things you should know:
Internships at the Jewish Women's Archive are unpaid. (Interns may be able to receive funding or course credit for their work at JWA through their colleges and universities.) Summer interns work in our office for a minimum of 24 hours/week for at least eight weeks between June 1 and August 15. JWA is located near Coolidge Corner in Brookline, easily accessible on public transportation. Internships are open to all, regardless of religion, race, or gender.

Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, April 12th. (Candidates applying for financial support from another source should let us know the date that a response is required.)

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resumé, names and contact information for two references, and a writing (five pages or less) or, for the web internship, a coding sample to: If you do not have access to email, you may send your package to:

Internships/Jewish Women's Archive
138 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02472

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