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Archiving Intern

Reports to: Director of Special Projects

FLSA Status: Part-time, Non-exempt

Location: Washington, DC

Background:

Established in 1973, Catholics for Choice (CFC) works in the United States and across the world to ensure that all people have access to safe and affordable reproductive health care services and to infuse the organization’s core values into public policy, community life, and Catholic social thinking and teaching. Understanding that reproductive freedom is Catholic social justice value, Catholics for Choice works to dismantle religiously based obstructions to abortion care, contraceptive access, and comprehensive health care, particularly because these barriers disproportionately affect people of color, the poor, and the vulnerable.

General Summary:

Catholics for Choice (CFC) is seeking a hard working and highly motivated undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for archiving materials and reproductive rights to fill a paid internship opening. This internship would support our Archiving Committee to process materials of significance to CFC and the reproductive justice movement during the Autumn of 2022 (beginning early September through early December). The ideal candidate will be a reliable team player as well as an independent thinker with great zeal for organizing and preserving materials to CFC and the reproductive rights movement. CFC’s work has created correspondence, reports, audio and video recordings, diagrams, photographs, and other documents. The archivist intern will help organize, select or eliminate, catalogue and process materials that will be kept for institutional purposes and/or shared with Smith College’s Reproductive Rights Archiving project.

Responsibilities:

  • Helping identify and assess the archival value of materials;
  • Processing of the collection, including physical arrangement (sorting, boxing, labelling)
  • Inventorying and describing of materials;
  • Creating electronic copies of records;
  • Updating of a records retentions policy for future use and guidance by CFC staff.
  • Collaborating with the CFC Archiving Committee and occasionally the Smith Archives team as well as other CFC staff.

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Knowledge of archiving best practices; background coursework or interest in reproductive rights, and/or Catholic social teaching is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision as well as alongside team members and to prioritize and meet project deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail in organizational and internal communication skills.
  • An investigative curiosity to determine the value of items and whether things should or shouldn’t be archived.

Compensation:

The Archiving Intern would be paid $15/hour and is expected to work at least 15-20 hours per week. CFC will work to accommodate your schedule as a student.

Location:

The Archiving Intern will need to physically located in Washington, DC and able to work in person at the CFC office.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a 2-to-5-page writing sample to cfc@catholicsforchoice.org. PDF format preferred, email subject line “Archiving Intern.” No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.