Internships

Newbook Digital Texts is seeking motivated University of Washington undergraduate interns interested in the humanities and social sciences for its highly praised digital research and publication project. Our interns work directly with a range of primary source materials—diaries, letters, travelers’ journals, archival documents, etc.—preparing texts for multi-media publication, doing historical and cultural research, translating material in several languages, and applying a variety of digital tools produced by our technology interns. We employ talented undergraduates at any level from any major and offer team-leadership positions to experienced interns. Our interns have also presented the projects at national and local conferences. With our support, our “graduates” have been amazingly successful in finding employment or opportunities for graduate study. Interns must be willing to spend at least 6 hours a week on the project and to attend our team meetings on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30. Independent study credit available. Interested?

Contact Prof. Walter Andrews or Dr. Sarah Ketchley.

Current Opportunities

Applied Technology Internships: Seeking undergraduate interns who have, or are interested in learning or practicing a broad range of programming skills. “Tech Team” interns will work with our staff and humanities interns on the publication, data-collection, and analysis of original primary source materials by creating and refining programs to automate significant portions of our production process from the creation of base TEI-compatible XML texts to outputs in web, print, and other formats. The environment is collaborative and team-based providing an experience that in many ways resembles that of non-academic companies.

Transcription Internships: The Svoboda Diaries Project is engaged in the transcription of hand-written personal diaries kept by a European resident of Iraq during the second half of the 19th century.  We are seeking talented undergraduates at any level from any major and offer team-leadership positions to experienced interns.  Our transcription teams work directly with hand-written original source materials (in English), transcribing them and preparing them for on-line publication.  They also work closely with our technology interns and are encouraged to become familiar with the technologies employed in our project.

Historical Content Creation Internships: The Svoboda Diaries Project: Writing History The Svoboda Diaries Project is engaged in the transcription of hand-written personal diaries kept by a European resident of Iraq during the second half of the 19th century.  We are seeking to develop a small team of interns with advanced writing skills in English and an interest in history to produce articles for on-line (Wikipedia) and print media about people, places, and things mentioned in the diaries.  This is a good opportunity for students thinking of writing careers to gain experience in an exciting research project.