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Digital Memory Project Internship

February 20, 2024

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Open Until Filled

Wage:

$15/hour

Hours:

20/week

Duration:

9 months/780 hours

Reports To:

Executive Director

Overview:

The primary duties of the Digital Memory Project (DMP) Intern is to steward the creation of and execute the DMP, an innovative project in community archiving that centers wellness, Black liberation, and community needs. The DMP is a crowdsourced project that preserves the memories of people who experienced the 2020 Uprising. It centers the voices of Black people, as it is a project about a movement for their liberation. A public-facing website displays memories together to allow people to explore collective memory and to inspire people to pursue racial justice. One of the purposes of the project is to ensure that the memory of the 2020 Uprising is not determined by state, academic, or media elites but by protestors themselves– we must intervene in the construction of history. The other purpose is to invigorate people politically now by shaping the submission process as a healing process, and by uplifting the power of the people through materializing collective memory.

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Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Someone who has a deep passion for Black liberation
  • Someone who is familiar with or is eager to learn about digital preservation.
  • Someone who is familiar with or eager to learn about community engagement (Preferably will have experience with community organizing). 
  • Someone who is familiar with or eager to learn about memory work, histories from the perspective of marginalized populations, histories of social justice movements, histories of mass trauma. 
  • Someone with sensitivity to or training in wellness. 
  • For community engagement 
    • Deep listening, empathy, flexibility, ability to work well and connect with others, sensitivity to people’s positionalities, creative 
  • For preservation + website
  • Meticulous, foresight, flexible, judicious, visionary, take initiative

Qualifications:

  • Education: Current enrollment in a college or university required.
  • Previous experience with digital archives is recommended.
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity are a plus.
  • Appreciation of protest art is a plus.
  • Black students encouraged to apply.