Digital Archivist Intern

New York, NY

Internship Summary

The Digital Archivist Intern will assist with uploading content for 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 easier and more immediate sharing of stories across divisions. The intern will read and explore a wide array of AJWS’s storytelling and visual assets and then organize them by uploading, tagging, and adding relevant caption information to each asset.  Detailed and thorough tagging is essential to the success of the database. The intern will also assist AJWS’s social media team by researching and cataloguing a “library” of inspirational quotes by public figures and social justice activists from around the world.

The Intern will gain the following skills:

  • 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
  • Extensive archiving experience
  • First-hand understanding of the intricacies of running communication for an internationally-oriented non-profit organization whose primary audience is domestic
  • An understanding of our audiences and how we approach our various products, publications, etc.
  • Experience working with experienced graphic designers, writers and social media strategists

Key Responsibilities:

  • Archive various story assets composed of but not limited to: photography, video, blogs, interviews, publications, data documents and presentations
  • Develop deep understanding of archiving software and troubleshoot as needed
  • Implement tools to educate staff on utilizing the archive
  • Develop a quote library to support AJWS’s social media strategy
  • Additional projects to support a fast-paced communications & marketing division, as needed


  • Interest in library sciences or archival studies
  • Ideally candidate will have cataloging experience
  • Must have organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Must be computer literate and adaptable to new software system

How to Apply:

This is a paid 8-week program, beginning June 22nd and concluding August 14th. It is designed for students who have completed at least one year at a college or university. Students interested in pursuing a summer internship at AJWS should submit a resume and application via email to with the name(s) of the internship(s) in the subject line.

Driven by Jewish and human rights values, AJWS prioritizes and celebrates diversity. People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.

Application submission deadline is March 6, 2020.

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.