Full job description for the Digital Scholarship Interns (DSI)
Students in all fields of study are welcome and encouraged to apply to become a Digital Scholarship Intern (DSI). Please fill out the DHA/DSI Application Form. You will be asked to upload a resume, and submit a faculty or a professional reference. Priority consideration will be given to complete applications submitted by Monday, May 15. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
If you are in need of assistance or need any accommodations with the application process please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources. If you need to create a new resume, the Carleton Career Center can help you with this.
- DHA/DSI Application Form: https://forms.gle/ND7xqGrLeoYtn4gr9
- Priority consideration given to applications submitted by Monday, May 15
- We are hiring three interns for the 2023-2024 academic year
- There will be 4 days of training September 5-8 (during New Student Week), and work will start September 11.
A Digital Scholarship Internship is a paid academic year term position (2023-2024) jointly sponsored by the Career Center, Academic Technology, the Humanities Center, and the Library. Digital Scholarship Interns are expected to work 8 hours a week for the entire academic year (3 terms).
This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining professional skills and learning more about the growing field of digital scholarship. This includes skills in web development, accessibility and inclusive design, digital ethics and privacy, as well as project management methods and technologies. Interns will work collaboratively on meaningful individual and group tasks that contribute to digital scholarship work being done across campus. They will receive supervision and ongoing professional mentoring from librarians, faculty, and academic technologists related to their learning goals.
Interns meet weekly as a cohort with internship supervisors to develop essential professional digital scholarship skills, including:
- Consulting on ongoing digital scholarship projects
- Learning advanced project management and documentation techniques
- Creating independent projects demonstrating learning throughout the year
- Reflecting on and contributing to relevant scholarly conversations both individually and within the intern cohort
- Participating in professional development opportunities including giving presentations, attending conferences and workshops, and leading training sessions for their peers
- Compiling a digital portfolio to showcase work and experiences during the internship
The Back-end Web Development for Digital Scholarship Intern will learn how to work with, customize and develop for leading Content Management Systems built on a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) like Omeka and WordPress. The intern will have responsibilities such as learning how to model data and design an effective database, navigate server privacy and security concerns, and write custom programs and plugins to add functionality to digital scholarship projects. Some familiarity with web development languages including HTML, CSS, PHP and SQL as well as navigating the command-line and using git for version control is preferred, but training in all of these will be provided as needed.
The Accessibility in Digital Scholarship Intern will engage critically with questions of disability and user experience as they relate to accessible content, web interfaces, and user experience. The intern will learn about accessibility issues, and apply that knowledge to the development of new and ongoing projects and documentation. This will include working with web accessibility evaluators and basic HTML and CSS, and can encompass audio and video editing and/or programming depending on the intern’s interests and skills.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Digital Scholarship Interns are expected to work 8 hours a week for the entire academic year (3 terms), including regular weekly intern group, and individual meetings with your supervisor. You will likely have other meetings scheduled on an as-needed basis with Project Leads and supervisors. Much of your work will be self-directed.
- Ability to learn in a flexible and self-directed environment.
- Time management and ability to schedule self and others
- Ability to work collaboratively by communicating in a detailed manner with supervisors, peers, and faculty/staff project leads in virtual and in-person interactions.
- Ability to learn new skills and technologies independently
- Ability to create and maintain organized documentation of work
IDE in the workplace
We strive to create an inclusive and respectful workplace that values diversity. Our individual differences enrich and enhance our understanding of one another and of the world around us. This workplace welcomes the perspectives of all ages, disabilities, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
We know there are great candidates who won’t fit every aspect of a job, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply. There’s a place on the application for you to tell us more.
Physical demands or Working Environment Requirements
We are committed to providing equitable access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Work spans a wide range of professional technologies, and may involve extended screen time.
You are NOT required to own or provide your own technology (hardware or software).
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.