3 December 2015

Student Positions

We welcome the opportunity to work with graduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience with digital scholarship at Duke.  For questions about any of these graduate student positions, contact askdigital (at) duke.edu.

Digital Research Internships

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please visit this site again in March 2017 for the next call for internships. For more information, please contact Liz Milewicz

One nine-month, quarter-time (10 hours per week) paid internship is open to a Duke graduate student to work in The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research + Technology + Collaboration. Digital Research Interns, working through the Digital Scholarship Services department, help design and develop innovative research, train others in digital tools and methods, and further The Edge mission to support data driven, digitally reliant, interdisciplinary, or team-based research. We are particularly keen to hire someone with social media and communication expertise, but encourage applications from anyone with demonstrated skills in using technology to manage, analyze, or publish qualitative research.

To see a current and complete description of the position, responsibilities, and requirements and to apply, see the listings for “student employment opportunities” on the Duke Libraries website (search for requisition # DUL17-EJM01).

Digital Scholarship Field Experiences

Now accepting student applications for summer and fall 2017! For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Liz Milewicz

Digital Scholarship Services offers 1-2 semester curricular-credit earning positions for graduate students in Library and Information Science programs. These experiences provide students with opportunities to engage current issues in digital scholarship, 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. As members of a project team, students in these field experiences often work across disciplinary, academic, and professional areas to solve problems or undertake challenges in such areas as digital research, publishing, and curation.

Projects and work vary according to the Digital Scholarship Services department’s current portfolio of projects and students’ own skills and interests. Examples of work conducted by previous field experience students include:

  • coordinating and implementing outreach and assessment for a digital humanities project
  • documenting and improving workflows for a digital publication
  • 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

Applications for field experiences include (1) a letter of interest, indicating areas of skill and the kind of experience and development sought through a field experience, and (2) a current vita indicating educational and work experience. Any interested student is welcomed to talk with Digital Scholarship Services staff about the field experience program ahead of submitting an application.