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Judaic Studies – Jewish Women’s Archive Summer Internship; Oral History Project

Description:

The Department of Judaic Studies in cooperation with the Jewish Women’s Archive is accepting applications for a paid internship at the JWA in Boston, MA.

Students will spend 8 weeks in June and July on site in Boston supporting JWA’s new project Story Aperture (https://jwa.org/stories/story-aperture). Story Aperture enables people of all ages to collect and share the untold and underrepresented stories of Jewish women through mobile technology. Training and mentoring will be provided by leading historians at the JWA.

Students with an interest in history, Jewish history, social movements, women and gender, and public history are encouraged to apply.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about a leading non profit-organization and public history organization from the inside.

The intern is responsible for securing their own housing. Student housing is available through numerous Boston universities, including Boston University, Boston College, Simmons, and Wheelock.

Internship amount $3000.

About the Jewish Women’s Archive

Mission: The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.

The Jewish Women's Archive is a national non-profit devoted to making known the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America and beyond. Founded in 1995, JWA is committed to enriching the way we understand the past and ensuring a more inclusive future.

Here you’ll find the world’s largest repository of material about and voices of Jewish women, both celebrated and unheralded. Come explore their bravery and legacies. Honor and learn from their lives. And ignite your own capacity to change the world.

JWA offers you knowledge, inspiration, role models, connection, community, and a treasure trove of resources. Search JWA’s online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, download lesson plans and other educational materials, visit online exhibits on topics as diverse as Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution and Katrina's Jewish Voices, discover book and film guides, view the growing collection of reminiscences of recently deceased Jewish women, and much more.

Faculty Advisor: Randy Friedman, Chair

Academic Department: Judaic Studies

Website: http://Jwa.org

Classification: Paid

Position Availability:

  • Summer

Level(s):

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Appropriate Major(s):

  • All Majors

Minimum GPA (if applicable): 3.33

Pre-requisite coursework/experience:

Application Deadline: 3/31/2017

Application Procedure:

Submitted the following documents in .pdf format to Professor Randy Friedman (friedman@binghamton.edu):
-Letter of application explaining interest in and qualifications for the internship
-Brief writing sample (essay or paper written for a course)

Last Updated: 3/13/17