Paid Digitization Project Internship

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Created: July 7, 2015


Densho is a Seattle-based non-profit organization started in 1996, with the initial goal of documenting oral histories from Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. This evolved into a mission to educate, preserve, collaborate and inspire action for equity. Densho uses digital technology to preserve and make accessible primary source materials on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. We present these materials and related resources for their historic value and as a means of exploring issues of democracy, intolerance, wartime hysteria, civil rights and the responsibilities of citizenship in our increasingly global society.

Job Description

Densho is seeking 2 to 3 interns to support our Digitizing Photos for Japanese American Oral Histories Project through the following activities: corresponding with narrators and their families to identify and collect materials, digitizing the materials (newspapers, photographs, documents, etc.), editing and performing quality control on digital images, transcribing documents, cataloging, data management in digital repository software, and other duties as needed.

The internships run from September 2015 through December 2015 or January 2016 at $12 an hour, no benefits.

Current students or recent graduates from library and information science or archival studies programs preferred. The ideal candidates are self-directed, detail-oriented, and comfortable with technology. Knowledge of Japanese American history is welcome but not required. The internships are funded by an award from 4Culture.


To apply for the position, please send your resume and cover letter to caitlin.oiye(at) by Wednesday, August 12, 2015. All applications will be held in confidence. All submissions and questions should be sent via email – no phone inquiries please.

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