Apply to be a Digital Humanities Summer Scholar!

Apply for Summer 2017

Skillman Library is pleased to announce the return of our competitive summer research internship for students interested in the digital humanities (DH).

We are looking for motivated students to work on a digital humanities research project of their own design from May 22-July 1. During this six-week summer session, students will apply weekly readings and discussions on digital scholarship to their own creative projects. Past scholars have used this internship to explore interests as varied as Ethiopian folk narratives, the history of electronic synthesizers, the rhetoric of Supreme Court decisions, and more. Many have gone on to present their projects at local and national conferences.

This session is designed as an Internship under the INT 200 course rubric with a minimum of 140 hours of work required over six-weeks. This paid internship offers $2,000 and on-campus housing for the program’s duration, funded through Skillman Library. [1]

Sarah Morris, Research and Instruction Librarian, will lead the session with support from colleagues in Skillman Library.

By the end of the summer session, students will have joined a growing community of lively minds, created a small DH project, and will be prepared to present on their work in the Fall.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Building DH and technical skills with a community of other scholars
  • Time to work on your own ideas and develop new research questions
  • Exposure to questions and practices in an emerging field
  • Practical experience in digital tools and project management
  • Training that could lead to future EXCEL/job opportunities
  • Professionalization of research and presentation skills

To find out more about this program, browse past projects at http://sites.lafayette.edu/dhss/ or contact Sarah Morris (morrisse@lafayette.edu).

To apply: All applicants must schedule a meeting with Sarah Morris in the weeks prior to submitting their application (February 20-March 10) in order to workshop their proposal and receive information about the program.

Following the meeting, please 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, and how does it connect to greater goals of yours (educational or other!)? In your response be sure to include a summary of your proposed project/research question. (300 words)

Submit all materials in an email to Sarah Morris (morrisse@lafayette.edu) with the subject line “DH Summer Scholars Application- [insert your name]” by March 13, 2017.

[1] See Career Services to find out how to earn college credits for this internship: http://careerservices.lafayette.edu/students/gain-experience/internships...