DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP SPRING 2024 INTERNSHIP
LLILAS Benson seeks interns to conceive, develop, support, and launch digital scholarship efforts. Interns will be exposed to digital scholarship theory and a variety of technical skills through assigned readings, workshops, and projects. Working closely with Digital Scholarship staff, they will design and/or implement a project based on their academic and professional interests that undertakes a combination of the following work:
- Learn how to use digital tools to analyze and present research data and/or digitized primary sources from the Benson and Latin American partner organizations;
- Create structured and unstructured datasets for research and teaching using automated methods;
- Work with community and research partners in Latin America and the U.S. to develop community-based projects (e.g. provide multilingual training materials on digital tools, create public-oriented digital projects, visualize community data)
- Design K-12 and undergraduate teaching resources based on digital scholarship praxis with data and/or special collections; and
- Support/lead online classroom and public workshops on digital tools for local, national, and international audiences
The internship program will be hybrid (onsite at the Benson Latin American Collection and Zoom), consisting of 10 hours a week for 15 weeks. The internship begins Monday, January 22, 2024 and ends Friday, May 10, 2024, with a break March 11-15 (Spring Break). The intern’s schedule must be within the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. The intern will receive an hourly wage of $20 per hour, minus income tax.
Although no prior experience is required, a strong interest in digital methods and tools is preferred. Applicants must be UT upper-division undergraduates or graduate students. A working proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese is preferred, but not required if the applicant proposes to work on specific English-language collections within our U.S. Latine and Black Diaspora holdings.
Applicants must be enrolled in at least six semester credit hours for Spring 2024. Class credit through CoLA’s Initiative for Digital Humanities is possible. However, we are unable to provide tuition assistance at this time. Applicants must also confirm with their academic advisors that they are permitted to have a 10-hour appointment during Spring 2024.
Students must apply by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER10, 2023 through this Qualtrics form: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9tqO5RetyioiObQ
You will be asked to provide the following information in the form:
- Your full name, email, UT EID, department & college/school, field/area of study, classification, language proficiency, and research interests
- Name, title, affiliation, and contact information for three academic and/or professional references
- Answers (max 1,200 characters for each response) to the following prompts:
- What is your envisioned career path after graduation?
- What specific element(s) of the internship appeal to you the most, and why?
- What would your internship project be given the examples provided in the job posting?
- Resume/curriculum vitae
If you encounter issues or have questions, please contact Albert A. Palacios (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The review will be based on the relevance of the training obtained through the program to the applicant’s academic interests, research topics and methods, and/or career path. Notifications will be sent by early to mid-December.