Digital Archivist Intern

New York, NY

Internship Summary

The Digital Archivist intern will assist with uploading digital content for the AJWS Story Bank, a repository of stories, photographs and videos of our work, as well as AJWS publications and other content. This searchable, cloud-based archive will enable staff to access these stories in order to use them for fundraising, marketing and advocacy.

The Intern will gain the following skills:

  • Will have the opportunity to learn about the organization’s unique approach to international grantmaking, and build knowledge in our grantmaking areas, including natural resource rights, civil and political rights, sexual health and reproductive rights and disaster relief.
  • Will gain a first-hand understanding of the intricacies of running communication for an internationally-oriented non-profit organization whose primary audience is domestic
  • He/she will develop an understanding of our audiences and how we approach our various products, publications, etc.
  • Intern will learn Communications work process and how we integrate our work into a holistic set of content

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support digital archiving work;
  • Assist in Divisional operations.


  • Interest in library sciences or archival studies;
  • Media and public relations skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience with academic research, proof reading and/or fact checking;
  • Experience with digital and social media;
  • Strong interest in non-profit work, communications and/or international human rights; and
  • Must be at least a sophomore in a college or university.

How to Apply:

This is a 10-week program, beginning June 11th and concluding August 16th. It is designed for students who have completed at least one year at a college or university. The internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit or funding through their college or university. Students interested in pursuing a summer internship at AJWS should submit a resume and application via email to with the name of the internship in the subject line.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.