ENGL388T - Writing Internship: Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities Internships
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General - Neil Fraistat

Join a research team of senior scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates from across the university. The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH; http://www.mith.umd.edu) is offering internships for up to 3 credit hours in humanities computing theory and practice. Interns at MITH will work in areas of new media and can specify on which of the many projects they would like to spend at least 8 hours per week. Projects currently available are the Dickinson Electronic Archives (http://emilydickinson.org); the Early Americas Digital Archive (http://www.mith2.umd.edu:8080/eada/index.jsp); the Virtual Lightbox (http://mith2.umd.edu/products/lightbox/), a MITH software tool for comparing images online; and NORA (http://nora.lis.uiuc.edu/), a data mining and visualization project in collaboration with HCIL (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil), and the Universities of Illinois, Virginia, and Georgia; or other MITH-related projects specified by the intern and approved by the MITH sponsor. Interns will be asked to write a short progress report or research paper at mid-term and another at the end of the semester. Besides working on cutting-edge humanities projects, interns will acquire skills increasingly necessary for graduate study and advancement in today's work force and will be trained in high quality text encoding and scanning techniques. To apply, please contact Professor Neil Fraistat, Director of MITH, fraistat@umd.edu.

Repeatable to 9 credits.

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Permission of the department. Contact Professor Neil Fraistat, fraistat@umd.edu.