Student Digital Research Internships
Dates: August 15, 2017–May 31, 2018
Deadline for Application and Reference Submission: April 27, 2017
The Library is now accepting applications for Student Digital Research Internships. Each of the chosen applicants who successfully completes the expectations of the internship will receive a $1,600 stipend.
The Student Digital Research Fellowship this year will again target the Open Greek and Latin Project, particularly a subset called the “First Thousand Years of Greek.” The goal is to make the first thousand years of Ancient Greek, as attested in manuscripts, freely accessible with a modern search engine, and to allow researchers to download authors and works, including textual variants, and other features.
The internships, which run from August 15, 2017 to May 31, 2018, involve scanning texts; verifying and correcting OCR’d texts; running a morphological parser on texts to test their integrity and correct errors; ensuring that the XML markup of texts is correct; and uploading corrected texts to a GitHub repository just to name a few possibilities. Student Digital Research Interns will also be encouraged to create their own text analysis project in consultation with a faculty mentor and the Classics Librarian. In addition to completing and presenting their projects, the interns will be encouraged to attend related workshops and presentations, and write related blog posts about their work.
Interested students can apply by sending two PDF attachments: a letter giving details explaining how the internship will support their academic goals, and giving some idea of the level of their current proficiency and areas they would like to improve; and a letter of recommendation from a UVA faculty member willing to be a mentor to the student for the project. Emails should be sent to ixFellows@virginia.edu by 5 p.m., April 27, 2017.