Thinking about lending your expertise to one of our projects? Below are a sample opportunities with Open Hand where you can make a lasting impact in partnership with developing communities. Better yet, contact OHS directly to explore other ways your specific skills might contribute to the work we're doing.
Open Hand Studios offers professional internships for undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of national identity. Tasks are tailored to our projects, but are designed for creative, self-motivated individuals interested in cultural heritage and social justice. Recent examples include:
• 3D visualization work for digital reconstruction of archaeological remains at
Umm el-Jimal, Jordan.
• Project development and grant research for new work in Kenya and Palestine.
• Media production for a video archive of oral histories from the Umm el-Jimal Project.
• Social networking research and management for nonprofit organizations.
Several opportunities are still open for 2011. Send letters of inquiry here to receive details.
We’re always looking for savvy volunteers to make a difference in the lives of our community partners—and likewise. At Open Hand volunteer work is adjusted to meet the skills our volunteers, not just to cram them into an existing framework. Below are just a few samples of project-related opportunities.
• Rendille Cultural Heritage: Research and digitization of educational material
on Kenya’s northern tribes.
• Chipaya Water Project: Graduate students interested in field research on
mythology, folk tales, and religion of Bolivia.
• OHS: Technology specialists to develop Open Hand’s internal databases and network.
Have an idea for a new project, or existing one? Let’s explore how to work together.