Assistantships and Internships


Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Digital humanities faculty and fellows are looking for UNL undergraduates to participate in paid research assistantships through the University's UCARE program. Some opportunities are posted on the UCARE project list though there may be others available.

Graduate Research Assistantships

Digital Humanities assistanships may be available through the CDRH endowment, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations.

Graduate Internships

Internships are held during the summer and offer an individual a broad overview of digital scholarship. These can be combined with independent study or arranged through departmental or project partnerships at UNL. Graduate internships are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations.

For college credit as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, see the intererdisciplinary Practicum in Digital Humanities. Deadline for internship applications is February 1st.

For graduate student opportunities, please send inquiries and a 1-2 page resume with address, email, and phone information to Andrew Jewell.

Diversity Internships Offered Periodically

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) is a leading, internationally recognized digital humanities center that is advancing cultural inquiry for the public good. Periodically, our community of scholars will invite students from minority serving institutions (MSI) to apply for an internship in the Center. To be eligible, an applicant must be post BA.

Interns will gain experiences in digital humanities by working directly on diverse cultural heritage digital projects with technologists and faculty on Mondays through Thursdays. The interns will spend Fridays meeting with community representatives, discussing assigned digital humanities readings, learning about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the city of Lincoln through planned field trips, and sharing digital humanities experiences based on the internship.

While no previous experience in digital humanities or specific technical skills are required, the individual must have a demonstrated love of the humanities and a strong desire to gain relevant computer skills.

During the final week of the internship, interns will submit a short report of their activities and outcomes and complete an evaluation.

Undergraduate Student Employment

For undergraduate employment in CDRH, please contact Laura Weakly for application details.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities may host postdoctoral fellows as funding allows. Funding has been received from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, the Lawrence and Susan Hardin Wood fund, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other private donations.

CDRH has hosted several Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) fellows in the past. Individuals have contributed to the development of Civil War Washington, the Walt Whitman Archive, and Social Media planning within the Center.

When fellowships are available, they will be advertised in January or February each year for the following summer or academic year.