University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, MI (remote)
Anne Cong-Huyen, Digital Scholarship Strategist
Description of Project Role and Responsibilities
The University of Michigan Library seeks a summer intern interested in exploring program development and digital scholarship. The intern will work closely with the library’s Digital Scholarship Service team in designing public programming and graduate-centered opportunities related to digital scholarship, with a particular emphasis on user research. This programming may include a graduate digital scholarship certificate, digital methods intensive summer institute, or public events that bridge digital practices and topics related to the library’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-racism goals (e.g., Ada Lovelace Day, Douglass Day, Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon). These events are often hosted in collaboration with community or campus partners, and are open to the public.
Because of the project emphasis on user research, we encourage applicants who are especially interested in engaging with their student peers. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with a range of library specialists and learn a variety of skills important to working in public engagement, such as accessibility, assessment, project management, marketing and communications, and service design.
Time Commitment and Stipend
Start date: May 10, 2021
End date: August 20, 2021
Hours or days per week: equivalent of two to three days a week. Intern will join the weekly Digital Scholarship Hub meetings on Tuesday mornings, and the Digital Scholarship Service Team Meetings once a month
Duration: 15 weeks
Stipend: $4,200 to $6,300
About the Organization
The U-M Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top 10 graduate programs, and has annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.