Wikipedia Editor

Internship

Created: April 30, 2015
New York City
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Description

The JDC Archives is the institutional repository of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization since its founding in 1914. Holding over 3 miles of records documenting JDC’s global rescue, relief, and renewal work in over 90 countries in the past century, the JDC Archives is one of the most significant collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history.

We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to support our digitization program, an ongoing effort that has digitized and made available online more than 2.4 million pages of text and 63,000 photographs. The position includes two main areas of activity:

The goal of this project is to increase the visibility of our archival resources on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia editor will identify, edit, and/or add information to Wikipedia articles that pertain to primary source material in the JDC Archives.

Responsibilities:
• Review existing text and links to ensure accuracy and update as needed
• Identify content from the Archives that can be added to existing Wikipedia entries
• Write new entries based on JDC Archives resources

Qualifications:
Experience editing Wikipedia articles preferred; an interest in and knowledge of 20th-century Jewish history helpful but not essential.

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