Volunteers & Interns


Volunteers are always needed by JAHSSD. We welcome anyone who can devote a few hours monthly to help support the work of our organization.

Sample opportunities:

Footprints newsletter: Fold, label and prepare newsletter for bulk mail (a “folding party” takes place quarterly);

Footprints newsletter: Research and write articles for our newsletter;

Speakers Bureau: assist with visits to school classrooms, senior centers, and other venues to talk about Japanese American history;

Special Events: create craft projects for public participation; assist as needed at JAHSSD events; help to sign up new members / provide information about JAHSSD at local outreach events;

Historical Collections: data entry; processing scrapbooks and photograph albums; working with Oral History Collection; documenting new donations; researching new exhibitions. Training will be provided – legible neat handwriting is preferred.

Please contact us for current availability.
Contact: Samantha Mills, Archivist (619) 338-8181 or JAHSSDarchivist@gmail.com


JAHSSD has limited opportunities for unpaid internships. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an educational program and receive school credit for a completed internship. At least one month’s notice is required and all applications will be considered on an individual basis. Students of history related subjects are preferred to work with historical collections.

Please contact Archivist in advance to discuss availability of internships.
Contact: Samantha Mills, Archivist (619) 338-8181 or JAHSSDarchivist@gmail.com