Additional Program Information
Overview of Career in Digital Humanities
The Polonsky Digital Humanities Internship program enhances the preparation of GSAS graduate students for careers involving Digital Humanities, both within and outside the academy. The global career outlook for Digital Humanities has greatly improved through the accelerated development of technological tools. From digitizing academic archives to teaching Shakespeare through the use of a 3-D digital rendering of key scenes, the field of Digital Humanities has expanded opportunities for graduate students in this area. Digital Humanities scholars are employed by a variety of organizations, including academic institutions, museums, university presses, publishers, and educational software companies. Success in the Digital Humanities field requires interdisciplinary competencies, such as familiarity with digital archiving, an understanding of database management, research and critical thinking skills, and knowledge of copyright, fair use and permission rules, among others.
During the summer internship, students will participate in a project development lab with two NYU faculty mentors, who will offer dedicated technology and project management advising. This lab provides a forum for students to define their learning objectives, to learn best practices in development and communication of their internship projects, to periodically reflect on their internship experience, and to articulate the next phase of their career action plan. Sample projects from 2015 and 2016 are posted here.
December, 2017 - February, 2018
Application to Polonsky Foundation Digital Humanities Internship Program is due by February 14, 2018.
February - March, 2018
Candidate selection and candidate notification
Acquisition of summer internship and identification of internship learning objectives
First meetings of the internship project development lab take place
Project development lab interns meet together for lunch on a bi-weekly basis with faculty mentors to work on shared issues in design, management, and communication of internship projects.
Work at internship sites
Final project presentations and evaluations
For further questions, call (212) 998-8060 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.