Thursday, February 2, 2012

Internship - Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America is seeking interns for the summer (June 4 - August 10, 2012) through the 2012 Berkman Center for Internet & Society Summer Internship Program.

Interns, or Berkterns as they sometimes called, will jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman universe, where they will be deeply and substantively involved in research projects and efforts for the DPLA. They will conduct research related to library users, content, governance, funding, publishing models, and related issues; stay abreast of developments in the digital library field (including news related to e-publishing, copyright, linked open data, and other areas); blog regularly on these issues; and contribute to the Digital Public Library of America wiki and website. Depending on summer needs, they may also have the opportunity to create multimedia for the DPLA website. Summer interns will also conduct research on the legal aspects and considerations related to these issues.

Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week) for 10 weeks and our Summer 2012 program runs from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 10. Interns are paid $11.50 an hour. No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance and transportation arrangements. Please be forewarned that payment may not be sufficient to cover living expenses in the Boston area, so interns should plan accordingly.

The application deadline for all students for Summer 2012 is Sunday, February 12 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

More information, along with application instructions, is available at

Questions? Email Rebecca Tabasky at

Thank you!


Alessandra Morgan

Berkman Center for Internet and Society