The Polonsky Foundation-NYU Digital Humanities Internship Program competition is open.
Through the generous support of the Polonsky Foundation, NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science has established an internship program to provide graduate students with diverse scholarly and professional interests with foundational knowledge and skills in the field of digital humanities.
Interns will have an immersive experience in professional project development in any area of the digital humanities, from data design and archival preservation to digital publication and public humanities. Interns will be matched with projects at NYU or an external internship site, as relevant to their areas of scholarly and professional interest. (If the applicant wishes to pursue a specific internship site and/or project, that should be specified in the proposal.)
Interns will receive a taxable honorarium of $5,000 for participating in the program, and will be expected to dedicate approximately 300 hours for the internship during the summer months of 2018. Interns must also commit to attending regular digital humanities project development workshops on campus during the summer of 2018 as part of their total hours. Internship projects will receive dedicated support in using digital humanities methods and tools, as well as on-going project management support by NYU faculty and the Digital Scholarship Services at NYU Libraries. Master's and doctoral students enrolled in GSAS, who will have completed 16 credits by June 1, 2018, are eligible to apply. Interns must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the internship.
Submission Instructions and Deadline
NYU Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Submit the application in a single scanned PDF format (excluding the letter of recommendation, which will be submitted by the faculty member) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete applications should total no more than 1000 words (excluding CV, recommendation, and transcript) and include:
- Biographical statement of applicant’s areas of scholarly and professional interests in the digital humanities, including relevant experience
- Brief description of learning goals and objectives for internship
- Digital tools, methods, and competencies the applicant wishes to develop
- A list of relevant courses taken to date including a list of GSAS or other graduate courses taken that focus on technology (such as those given in the DHSS program at NYU) or related digital humanities content
- Summary of the applicant's experience and proficiency with digital tools, methods, and competencies to date
- If you wish to pursue a specific internship site and/or project, please describe it here.
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor in the applicant’s academic department/program
- Current CV
- NYU transcript (official or unofficial copies accepted)
Additional Program Information
Questions, call (212) 998-8060 or e-mail email@example.com.