Oral History Conductor

Scribe Video Center of Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
Unpaid Internship

7 months ago


Job Title

Oral History Conductor

Job Location

Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview

Scribe Video Center is seeking paid student-workers to support the Power Politics oral history project. Power Politics is a comprehensive initiative that documents the experiences of Black and Puerto Rican political activists in Philadelphia from 1945 to the present. As a college or high school student, you will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to this important project. Apply today!


Paid position


  • Research individuals and movements involved in Black and Puerto Rican empowerment movements, including community activists working in social, political, and cultural spheres.
  • Participate in oral history training sessions.
  • Research, contact, and communicate with interview subjects.
  • Conduct 5 to 6 video oral history interviews either in person or via Zoom.
  • Research institutional and private archives for photos, recorded audio, and documents related to issues affecting Black and Puerto Rican communities.
  • Transcribe and fact-check the interviews.


  • Deep interest in community organizing and community histories.
  • Familiarity with recording software such as Zoom and Audacity.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Solid research skills.
  • Willingness to learn new software, such as Adobe Premiere and Hindenburg.

We're excited for you to apply!

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Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Music66%

  • Psychology4%

  • Communication3%

  • Music Teacher Education2%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric2%

  • 86 other majors20%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Sirius Xm Radio
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • MTV Networks
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Philadelphia, PA | $3,803/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,742

  • Miscellaneous$942

  • Food$497

  • Transportation$314

  • Utilities$308


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