Newberry Library remote digital initiatives internship [unpaid]

Are you interested in digital libraries, metadata, special collections, and/or cultural heritage crowdsourcing? Would you like to get real-world experience with open-source tools like Zooniverse Project Builder, OpenRefine, and Scalar to improve public access for printed ephemera collections at a renowned independent research library, working from home, possibly in your pajamas? Please consider applying to the Newberry Library’s six-week remote digital internship program, beginning October 10.

Details on applying: internships
Program overview: https://publications.newberry. org/digital/aim-guide

Deadline: ASAP for next session starting October 10
Testimonials from former interns:

  • This is the sort of internship that is rooted in reality. The folks who run it are real, aware of the times, and aren’t trying to waste your time and seem to genuinely love crafting this ‘course’. The assignments and readings are informative and relatable, and can be done whenever and wherever you want, so you don’t have to give up some of your work week to participate. I came out of it with a much more professional and impressive Twitter account, and a newfound enthusiasm and understanding of crowdsourcing. — Caroline Mort, Dominican University
  • Working with the staff at The Newberry Library was engaging, thought provoking, and provided me with new digital skills that will benefit in my later career. I fully recommend this internship to anyone wishing to gain some knowledge about a very interesting topic. — Ian Diedrich, University of Iowa
  • I really enjoyed my summer internship at the Newberry Library.  They provided in-depth instructions and readings that expanded my knowledge on relevant topics. — Peter Contos, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • I highly recommend the Tuck & Sons Postcards Digital Initiatives Internship to anyone looking to explore digital collections and strengthen their classification skills. Not only does it provide a great introduction to open- and crowdsource platforms, but weekly assignments and readings introduce topics that library school might miss. It’s a great opportunity to put your knowledge of metadata standards to work, to connect with fellow interns and Newberry staff, and to dive into a fun collection of ephemera. – Mandi Ray, University of British Columbia
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