We welcome the opportunity to work with graduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience with digital scholarship at Duke. Our primary graduate opportunities are research assistantships and curricular-credit earning field experiences.
Two half-time (19.5 hr/wk), paid assistantships are open to graduate students in any discipline. We look to hire students who have a strong interest in learning about digital humanities methods and tools while helping to support innovative research at Duke. Assistants in these positions have opportunities to:
- work on digital humanities projects sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded Humanities Writ Large initiative;
- gain knowledge and skills in using digital tools, methods, and platforms for teaching and research;
- and work directly with faculty and students to develop new digital projects for humanities research.
Digital Scholarship Services offers 1-2 semester curricular-credit earning positions for graduate students in Library and Information Science programs. These experiences, focused on either digital curation or digital scholarship, provide students with opportunities to engage current issues in these fields, to contribute to library and campus conversations, and to develop best practices and recommendations, training materials and guides, and skills in researching and communicating with diverse audiences. Examples of work conducted by previous field experience students include:
- developing guidelines for managing research as part of humanities labs
- creating recommendations for fair use of video games in scholarly articles
- conducting interviews as part of an environmental scan of libraries-based digital scholarship training
For more information about field experience opportunities, please contact Liz Milewicz.