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The Digital Humanities Institute coordinates internships for students.

A Few Important Points

  • For opportunities involving at least 150 hours, students may receive academic credit through DIG4944 Digital Humanities Internship, an elective for the minor in Digital Humanities. Alternatively, they may also seek credit through discipline-specific internship courses.
  • If any of the positions below will not involve enough hours to constitute an internship for credit, a student may potentially supplement their work on such a project with other tasks related to the DHI or its affiliated projects.
  • Additional opportunities, beyond those listed on this page, may exist. In addition, the DHI can often create opportunities for students, based on their interests and abilities.
  • Hicks Honors College students can potentially receive funding to support their work with faculty on digital projects through the Hicks Fellows program, and such experiences may, in some cases, also fulfill the capstone requirement.
  • Students involved in these internships may have the opportunity to present at academic conferences, including the DHI Digital Projects Showcase in the fall of 2019 (date TBA).

Contact Dr.Laura Heffernan, director of the DHI, for further guidance on these matters.

Current Opportunities

Spring 2019 Volunteer Assistant with Enviro Rights Map

Dr. Josh Gellers (Department of Political Science and Public Administration) is looking for a student to assist him in updating his website, Enviro Rights Map (ERM), an affiliated project of the DHI. ERM uses a Google Maps-based platform to catalog human rights relating to the environment in constitutions throughout the world. Since the last update, several constitutions have either been adopted or amended, so Dr. Gellers would like to work with an ambitious undergraduate student to freshen the content on the website accordingly. A student who provides research assistance may be able to present ERM at academic conferences and be listed as a contributor on the ERM website. This is a great opportunity for a student who wants to get exposure to research, and is interested in human rights, the environment, or law. Interested students should contact Dr. Gellers.

Spring 2019 Internship with Native Sun: The Flora of Sawmill Slough Preserve

Professor Kally Malcom (Department of Art & Design) is seeking a student who can assist in the creation of a digital archive of the photographs associated with her DHI-affiliated project, Native Sun: The Flora of Sawmill Slough Preserve. The student will use Omeka, a system for online digital collections, and will receive training on the software. This internship will involve building the website, creating items and adding the associated metadata (scientific and common names, etc.), along with creating collections and exhibitions on the site under Professor Malcom's guidance. The selected student will complete 150 hours of work. Interested students should contact Professor Malcom.

Spring 2019 Internship with the Embroidering for Peace and Memory Digital Archive

Dr. Constanza López (Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures) seeks a student to update and further develop the Embroidering for Peace and Memory Digital Archive, an affiliated project of the DHI that documents the work created during the Embroidering for Peace and Memory project, which happens at UNF each spring. The selected student will be trained in the use of Omeka, the system for managing online digital collections that has been used to create the archive. The intern will photograph new pieces of embroidery, add them to the site, create metadata, and develop collections of items within the site. Interested students should contact Dr. López.

Spring 2019 (and ongoing) Internship with Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center in St. Augustine has an ongoing opportunity for a student interested in digital work. Responsibilities will include the digitization of transcripts of interviews with Lincolnville residents. This is a paid opportunity ($1,500 per semester). Interested students should contact Dr. James Beasley of the UNF Department of English.

Spring 2019 DHI Web Development Internship

Dr. Clayton McCarl, director of the DHI, seeks an intern or interns to work on tasks related to the web presence of the DHI and its affiliated projects. This position will involve working one-on-one with Dr. McCarl and other faculty and staff to create and update websites for the digital projects affiliated with the Institute. The selected student(s) will receive training in the use of WordPress and Photoshop, and possibly other tools. Contact Dr. McCarl for more information.