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Intern will work on PRINT – People, Religion, Information Networks and Travel – a digital humanities project that is digitizing seventeenth-century letters from the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.K., creating a database of transcriptions, and developing innovative digital tools to visualize the transatlantic communication networks the correspondence reveals. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn how to use innovative digital tools, develop teamwork skills, and understand the processes of creating public history digital projects.

Intern will work 10-12 hours/week (during regular semesters or the equivalent over Summer C). The internship counts for 3 hours of college credit. Potential interns should schedule an appointment for an interview with Dr. Rosalind Beiler at [email protected].

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Meeting weekly with the research team
  • Assisting with metadata creation
  • Learning about and creating Linked Open Data
  • Conducting historical research to contextualize ordinary people
  • Teaching others paleography and transcription skills

Skills and technology needed:

  • Enrolled in a degree in History or related degree; Undergraduates must have completed 12 credit hours in history (w/ a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently/self-motivated
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills/ability to work on team
  • Internet access
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Fluent skills with Microsoft Office suite