Emily, Intern 2006
Jorge, Intern 2006
Ashley, Intern 2006
The Freedom Archives internship program is designed for students in high school or college and community youth interested in historical media that documents peoples struggle for freedom. No prior production training is necessary, just a desire to learn and engage with the materials in the Archives. This is an unpaid internship with college credit available for those who require it. The Freedom Archives has worked with youth from local high schools, colleges, and Bay Area communities in audio production and archival research. We presently have relationships with June Jordan School for Equity, Urban High School, the University of San Francisco and others.
We’re excited to offer the opportunity for students and youth to work with us here at the Archives. Duties and responsibilities can range from archival research to audio production depending on area of interest.
Freedom Archives offers opportunities for your students to work hands on with historical media, listening to and engaging with its contents. We ask that interns listen to recent acquisitions, conduct appropriate research for historical basis, and summarize the contents for our database. Interns are also encouraged to produce projects using the Archives’ material that articulates their own struggle for liberation.
As you find yourselves developing curriculum and lesson plans, consider expanding the dimensions of the classroom experience to include some of the progressive voices from our collection. If you require your students to work within the community and outside of the classroom exploring media and history, call our offices to make an appointment to discuss possibilities.
Please fill out the form below and someone will contact you to discuss how you can get involved with the Freedom Archives!