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Open History Project
Posted: June 03 2015
Company Location: San Antonio, TX
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Full-time, Unpaid
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The “Open History Project" is a grassroots non-profit organization helping people share local experiences around the world. Our team of 80 volunteer editors and translators make OHP available in 21 languages.
Why an Open History Project?
We didn’t like the way the mass media system was built, so we are dismantling it from beneath.
The transfer of individual knowledge from generation to generation is in danger. Concerns and experiences of geographically or politically distant regions of the world are glossed over by mass media, compelled to sell audiences to advertisers.
The world needs a platform to preserve the dignity and rights of the most vulnerable segment of the population, the elderly and poor populations. It needs a tool for reaching through the bias of media to the words of individuals. Our goal is to help people discover distant stories and network across cultures.
From Eyewitness to Wechange
Our vision is a world where anyone's story can be heard, where the cries and laughter don't stop at an artificial border. By breaking the silence in traditional media we can expand the range of legitimate discussion and connect our fates together.
Content of the internship
We are looking for sympathetic young journalists with an eye for a good story, who would like to gain experience in arranging, conducting, and sharing interviews.
We are a diaspora organization. All the members and volunteers are scattered across the world and work together online.
As an intern you are part of this network, connected with us. As part of the internship you will work independently on your own project, doing interviews on topics that are relevant for the Open History Project.
You decide on what subjects you have access or can give yourself.
We offer you support to gain experience and an opportunity to be at the beginning of a new wave of citizen journalism.
Apply now for an internship with us if ...
• ... You want to work to create a society without borders.
• ... Your versatile interests and enthusiasm help people to give a voice
• ... You don’t mind taking baby step to reach a distant goal
• ... You are reliable and can work independently.
• ... You can communicate with empathy and understanding.
Duration and Application
The application period is open. Interns are accepted as long as we have resources to guide them.
There are two types of internships. For the Intensive Internship we expect you to commit yourself full times to the project. For the School/Work Accompanying you use your free time to intern at the Open History Project.
We require a one month commitment. Three months or more is recommended.
Please Apply here:
It is preferable if you have an idea of what you want to work on when applying.
No idea yet what could be your project, but still interested in an internship?
Contact us and let's brainstorm!