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Apply for 2024 Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows Program

Summer 2024 DSSF Program

Dates: June 3, 2024 – July 26, 2024

Program Director: Alice McGrath (Senior Digital Scholarship Specialist)

The Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows program is a paid summer internship opportunity for Bryn Mawr undergraduate students to learn digital research and publication skills and gain professional experience by collaborating on public-facing digital scholarship projects. Fellows explore key issues and methods in digital scholarship, critical making, and multi-modal research through a combination of hands-on work, instruction, and discussion (view syllabus). Fellows also have opportunities to visit local organizations, learn about careers in libraries and digital research, and present their work publicly.

The 2024 Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows will participate in a two-week intensive training session, building skills in web design and development, data management and visualization, mapping, git and digital publishing. For the remaining six weeks, students will collaborate on faculty and library-led digital scholarship projects, mentored by LITS staff. Past projects have included digital exhibits, digital editions and Open Educational Resources, data analysis and visualization projects, 3D modeling and CAD, and designing sustainable and accessible web publishing tools (see DSSF page for examples). The program culminates in a public-facing presentation showcasing each fellow’s work.

Fellows will build skill in many areas, including:

  • Best practices for project management and collaboration
  • Web design, development, and publishing
  • Versioning with Git and GitHub
  • Data management & visualization
  • Articulating and reflecting on digital competencies

All students are welcome to apply, regardless of major or experience with digital scholarship, web publishing, or coding. We particularly encourage applications from students who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, or from other underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin Monday, February 26, and continue until all positions are filled.

Job requirements

Work for this position will be conducted on campus, primarily in Carpenter Library.

Students will be expected to:

  • Be on time for work and meetings and collaborate actively with others
  • Learn and troubleshoot various technologies
  • Communicate effectively with teammates and supervisors about their work
  • Pursue work independently as needed
  • Make consistent, organized effort over time
  • Follow campus community guidelines and public health guidelines

Successful applicants will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Interest in learning and experimenting with digital tools and methods

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interest in digital scholarship or other relevant areas (web publishing, graphic design/web design, project management, critical digital studies, library careers, digital collections), or a specific goal or project in mind that these skills would benefit.

Application instructions

To apply, fill out this application form and submit your resume. The application consists of several short questions as well as two longer answer questions, which are as follows:

  1. What interests you about this position? How does it fit in with your goals?
  2. What would you bring to this position? Please describe any relevant skills, interests, areas of knowledge, or other information about why your background makes you a good fit with the program.

Review of applications will begin Wednesday, March 6, and continue until all positions are filled.

Learn more about past cohorts and projects on the DSSF program page. Please contact Alice McGrath with any questions.