Seeking a Wikipedian-in-Residence

Our current Wikipedian-in-Residence (WiR), Piotr Puchalski is finishing his internship at the Institute at the end of July. He is moving to Madison, Wisconsin to continue his studies in global Polish history. We are therefore seeking his replacement, a volunteer Wikipedian in Residence at the Piłsudski Institute. Using the resources available in the Institute, its archives and library, the intern would work to expand the Wikipedia coverage in the topics related to the Institute and its resources, and help organize Wikipedia events etc.

We are looking for a person interested in the history of Poland, Central Europe and Polish/European emigration. Familiarity with Polish and Wikipedia editing are desired. With the help of Wikimedia NYC and Piotr,  we can also train the candidate the Wikipedia editing basics.

The Piłsudski Institute has a large number of resources related to modern Polish history as well as primary sources concerning outstanding historical figures and important events, for example soldiers who fought in both World Wars and Polish émigré activists and institutions. The Piłsudski Institute WikiProject contains information related to the the goals of the WiR and a listing of the proposed topics and activities.

While we seek someone to fill the position in-residence, we would also like to encourage Wikipedia enthusiasts to join the project remotely and contribute to the historical coverage of Wikipedia.