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Digital Programs Graduate Internship, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Position: Part-time Graduate Student Intern

Anticipated Start Date: August or September 2019

Department: Amherst College Digital Programs

Location:
Amherst College Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst, MA 01035

Responsibilities:
The intern will gain familiarity with all aspects of the digitization process for archives and manuscript materials at Amherst College by working closely with members of the Digital Programs, Archives & Special Collections, and Technical Services departments. The intern will have opportunities to work on one or more projects and initiatives, which may include web archiving, digital collections and repository work, born digital archiving, and promotion of digital collections, depending on your interest and department needs. You will have a chance to gain familiarity with the digitization lifecycle including imaging and metadata creation. The intern is considered a member of the Digital Programs department and participates in library staff activities as a way to develop a broader understanding of the academic library environment. This position reports to the Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian in the Digital Programs Department.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Enrollment in a graduate library science program
  • Interest in pursuing a career in digital librarianship, metadata, and/or archives
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills

Preferred:

  • Experience and/or interest in working with archives/special collections/institutional records
  • Experience and/or interest in working with technology

Hourly rate: $15.00/hour

Hours/week: 15 - 20 hours per week

Days and times needed: Hours are flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks; hours must occur Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Internship length: Six months, with possibility of renewal

Additional information: See our digital collections blog (https://digitalcollections.wordpress.amherst.edu/blog/) for information about current projects. Amherst College (http://www.amherst.edu) is one of the most diverse liberal-arts colleges in the country. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, sexuality and gender identity, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Sarah Walden McGowan
Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian
Amherst College Library
swaldenmcgowan@amherst.edu

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