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Digital Scholarship Center: Internship Program

Information about the resources in the Digital Scholarship Center

Internship Program

Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center Internship 

The Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Summer Internship is a for-credit, competitive program that offers students real-world work experience related to their field. The internship takes the form of experiential learning – learning through experiencing. Internships are designed around a specific real-world project or need and can include working within the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) or nearby. Interns will be assigned a variety of tasks related to learning outcomes and will receive training and guidance. Internships are co-supervised by a faculty member in your major and the coordinator of the Digital Scholarship Center. 

The learning outcomes may include the following research and skills-based experiences:

  • Design and develop media related to the project
  • Research and analyze historical material and a variety of resources to write historical descriptions and metadata
  • Utilize mapping technologies, archival content, oral histories, library resources, and personal interviews to develop historical descriptions and metadata
  • Utilize software, and research and observational methods to write historical descriptions accurately
  • Properly handle historical materials
  • Digitize photography, documents, and objects for preservation
  • Utilize historical societies and libraries resources for historical research
  • Manage and input metadata
  • Employ a geographic and public history approach to culture and history
  • Conduct oral histories and create accurate transcriptions
  • Explore intergenerational collaborations

Interns are expected to work a consistent schedule comprising 12 hours a week for ten weeks (Total 120 hours). Interns are expected to perform high-quality, consistent work and may be required to complete course work. In addition, one week prior to the end of the internship, the student will be required to submit a written reflection on what they learned and their personal experience. 

For summer 2021, we expect internship opportunities to include digital media and development, handling and cataloging historical artifacts, historical research, museum studies-related activities, and recording and editing oral histories. 


Application Process:

Internships are offered through a competitive selection process. The DSC will post the internship and the application process in the mid-spring semester. Students will be required to complete the application and include a résumé. The DSC and faculty advisor will review the applicants, and individuals chosen for an internship will be notified by the last week of April. Internships will generally begin the third week of May.

For more information contact dsc at rowan dot edu.