Are you a student who is passionate about a research topic or project? Are you interested in a six-week long internship during which you will engage with digital tools and create your own digital projects?

The Digital Humanities Summer Scholars Program is designed as an internship under the INT 200 course rubric with a minimum of 140 hours of work required over six-weeks. Funded through Skillman Library, it offers a $2,000 stipend and on-campus housing for the program’s duration from May 21-June 28.

During this six-week program, students will meet twice-weekly as a group to discuss readings and develop their research questions, as well as attend workshops dedicated to learning digital tools including Neatline, TimelineJS, MALLET (topic modeling), ArcGIS, etc. Past scholars have used this internship to explore interests such as Ethiopian folk narratives, the history of electronic synthesizers, the rhetoric of Supreme Court decisions, and more. Students will present their projects during the summer and in the Fall. To find out more about this program, browse past projects.

Angela Perkins, Research and Instruction Librarian, will lead the program with support from colleagues in Skillman Library.

Prior to submitting their application, students must meet with Angela Perkins to discuss their ideas and receive more information about the program.

To apply: Send your resume, a copy of your unofficial transcripts and a response to the following prompt: Why are you interested in the DH Summer Scholars internship? In your response include a summary of your proposed project/research question. (300 words)

Email all materials to Angela Perkins at perkinsa@lafayette.edu

The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Students will be notified by March 22.