JIMENA’s Film and New Media Internship

San Francisco, CA

Organization: JIMENA

The Organization:

JIMENA has been a leader of the Jewish multicultural movement since our formation in 2001. The organization’s mission is to educate and advocate for the one million Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Members of our Speakers Bureau have provided testimony at the UN Human Rights Council, US Congressional Human Rights Caucus, European and Italian Parliaments, Israeli Knesset, British Parliament and over 70 Universities in North America. JIMENA carries out its programs in college campuses, community centers, high schools, synagogues & churches, private homes & clubs, the internet, and public institutes in the Bay Area and in other North American regions and cities.


The Position:

JIMENA’s Film and New Media internship program will provide teenagers, college students, and young adults the opportunity to gain experience working in JIMENA’s extensive film and media archives. Opportunities include: film editing, video-transcription, social media projects, digitizing, cataloguing, archiving, online curation, script-writing, and filmmaking. Interns will work with JIMENA staff in developing a project plan and will be responsible for carrying out the project independently. Interns have a unique opportunity to create their own project utilizing JIMENA’s 350 hours of film footage.


Currently JIMENA is looking for an intern to help with an effort to digitize and catalogue JIMENA’s extensive film and photo archives. We also are seeking an intern who can provide support by editing films from our Oral History collection.



  • Commitment to education and advocacy on behalf of Jewish refugees and religious minorities from Arab countries and Iran.
  • Thoughtful, creative, and interested in historical archives and film
  • Must have some experience
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently from personal computer


If Interested:

  • Send email resume and cover letter to info@jimena.org .Include in the Subject Line: Film Intern.


Please do no contact the office directly with any questions for follow-up inquiries


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