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Corporation for National & Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
DescriptionThe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and the Social Innovation Fund.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program that works to eliminate poverty. The first VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) began serving in 1965 in the migrant farm worker camps in California, the hollows of eastern Kentucky, and the inner city of Hartford, CT. Since then, more than 180,000 VISTAs have served throughout America to expand the capacity of homegrown efforts to address community challenges.
ResponsibilitiesBecause VISTA has been in existence for almost 50 years, there are numerous materials that have supported and promoted the program. Materials include training documents, white papers, books, brochures, newsletters, posters, and more. The intern will lead a project to catalogue and store historical documents that are in VISTA’s possession. This also includes organizing original photographs, slides, and film. Systems need to be developed for both physically organizing the materials as well as creating a database of inventory.
Other duties may include: Creating content for social media posts, corresponding with VISTA alumni, providing additional support to the VISTA program as needed.
Archivist experience preferred. Good organizational skills are required. VISTA alum preferred.
RequirementsStrong commitment to service. College student or graduate. Strong research, writing and organizational skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and familiarity with or willingness to learn Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. US citizenship is required.
Full-time availability is preferred but part-time internships are available. Interns may be eligible for a commuter benefit.