Internships: the Berkeley Fellowship Oral History Project

Besides being valuable for an aspiring journalist or sociologist, the following internships could be great a great experience for anyone who is interested in facilitating future oral history projects in the visually impaired and/or disability communities.

The Berkeley Fellowship Oral History Project is seeking two stipended interns for September 2009 — June 2010. The internship will be a rich opportunity to learn the ins and outs of developing an oral history, story circle and book project which draws on the field of community arts and community-based oral history. We are seeking interns with a love of stories and listening, an interest in social justice histories and community building, a sensitivity to elders, an interest in Unitarian Universalism, and the ability to write. Oral history interviewing, journalism, editing, audio and/or video recording and event facilitation experience a plus. Interns will be compensated by $400 stipend for the Fall (Sept — December) and a $600 stipend in the spring (January-
June) for a commitment of 5 hours per week (or 20 hours per month). Studentsmay be able to receive credit for the internship through their academic institution.

In addition to the two stipended internships, there will also be? unpaid internship/volunteer opportunities with the project that can fit different schedules and interests.?

To find out more, please email To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter by email to Lena Richardson, Project Director, at your earliest convenience to The final deadline for applications is September 12, 2009, but early applications are appreciated and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.