Digital Archivist Internship

New York, NY

Internship Summary

The Digital Archivist 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. This intern will also assist in researching the digital communications efforts of AJWS’s grantees.

The Intern will gain the following skills:

  • The Digital Archivist 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.
  • The Digital Archivist 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 archiving work;
  • Research grantee communications;
  • Assist in Divisional operations.


  • Interest in human rights work;
  • 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;
  • Strong interest in non-profit work, communications and/or international human rights; and
  • Must be at least a sophomore in a college or university.

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.