Swarthmore, PA: Paid Intern, War Resisters League – Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Job Opening Title: Paid Internship

Employer Name: War Resisters League

Job Location: Swarthmore College, PA

Application Deadline: September 12, 2022

Salary Range: $15/hour plus transportation reimbursement

Years of experience required: 0

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The War Resisters League (WRL) seeks to hire a paid Archival Intern to support an ongoing archival and historical collaboration with the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

The oldest secular pacifist organization in the US, the War Resisters League will celebrate its 100th anniversary in October of 2023. As part of the organization’s efforts to mark this occasion, it is launching an initiative to share the story of its efforts to resist war and grow the seeds of peace and liberation through education, organizing, and direct action. The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository of WRL records, holding upwards of 34 linear feet (over 100 boxes worth) of archival material documenting the group’s history.

Working under the supervision of the Curator of the Peace Collection (in collaboration with members of the WRL staff), the Archival Intern will support a succession of projects designed to improve discovery of and access to WRL records. Projects may focus on digitization, archival processing work, metadata enhancement, or exhibit preparation, among other possibilities.

We seek applications from individuals who have experience with archival theory and practice and an interest in the history of peace and social justice organizing. Applicants may (but are not required to) be graduate students in MLIS programs or Public History programs.

The Intern will be required to regularly work on-site at Swarthmore College (although some remote work may be possible) for 13 weeks, 10-20 hours per week. Compensation: $15/hour plus reimbursement of some transportation expenses.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by 5pm on September 12 to intern@warresisters.org

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