The NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities is currently in the midst of a project we are calling Digitizing NEH's Early Grant Records. The goal of the project is to digitize our grant records from 1965 – 1980, currently stored on computer punch cards. As part of this project, we are keying in some of the information by hand as well as scanning them and using OCR. We are interested in an intern from a library/information science background interested in learning how a digitization project works. As part of the internship, the candidate will learn how to key-in records from computer punch cards into our current grants database, while also ensuring data accuracy and integrity. The candidate will also learn how to scan and OCR cards, matching the scanned data with the keyed data. To learn more about the project, please read our blog here and here.
Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating where in the NEH you wish consideration for an internship and the time period for which you are available (including the number of hours/days of the week if you will not be available for a full-time work schedule). A writing sample and copy of your transcript, if applying for a student internship, is requested but not required. Also, for student applicants from colleges or universities that grant academic credit for internships, please indicate if you are seeking an internship for academic credit.
Contact: Anne Sneesby-Koch
Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-7883 or firstname.lastname@example.org