Saturday, January 12, 2013

Internship - Washington Peace Center

*Washington Peace Center - Internship * *Peace Letter 50th Anniversary Fellow* *Primary Point Person: *Program Manager *Work Location: *Combination of Remote and In Office *Purpose:* 2013 marks the Washington Peace Center’s 50th anniversary. Since 1963, we have been active on many fronts: from opposing the Vietnam War and acting as the main local office for draft counseling in the 1960’s; to confronting the US government's interventionist policy in Latin America in the ’80's; to working on local racial and economic justice issues and opposing the first Gulf War in the ’90’s. A major goal for the Peace Center during this year is to reconnect with our history and make it vibrant and relevant for activists today. The person in this position will strengthen our capacity to do this by researching WPC history (primarily through our archives) and connecting with people who have been associated with the Peace Center over the past 50 years. *Responsibilities & Duties:* This person’s core responsibilities will include archival research to identify major points in WPC history and find primary documents to illustrate them. Archival research will involve a trip to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where our archives are housed, as well as looking through files in our office. The second main area of responsibility is researching contact and other information about people who were formerly involved in the Peace Center, reaching out to them and inviting them to submit stories or photos, come to our reunion party and/or participate in an oral history project that will concurrently be taking place. Depending on time availability and interest, this person may participate in the oral history project (taking and transcribing histories), and/or design and lay-out creative posters to display information about WPC’s history. *Qualifications: * • Experience in archival work. • Experience in research, particularly online. • Passionate about social movement history. • Attention to detail. • Proven ability to work independently. • Flexible. *Bonus: * • Experience with outreach • Graphic design skills (Adobe InDesign) *Schedule/Commitment Expected: * 15-20 hours a week from early February to mid-late May, as established at hiring. Intern is expected to spend one day a week in the office, and the rest of the time working independently. To Apply: send resume and cover letter to Dany Sigwalt at with the subject line “50th Anniversary Intern” Washington Peace Center – – 202-234-2000