Paid Internship: Digital Library Intern, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2015 Digital Library Intern

The American Philosophical Society Library is seeking applicants for our Digital Library Internship Program.

Current Project
The Fall 2015 intern will aid in the development of a large-scale digitization effort to scan, catalog and promote material relating to 18th Century political and scientific writers. This project will be the first of several built around a central theme, and the successful candidate will assist in the development of workflows and standards, and will receive hands-on experience with the APS Digital Library.

Who Should Apply
Current students in, or recent (within the last year) graduates from, Library, History, Public History, Digital Humanities and related programs who have an interest in digital scholarship and digital librarianship.

Experience with any of the following is preferred, but not necessary: HTML, CSS, Drupal, Omeka, cataloging standards.

Interviews will begin the second week of September and the successful candidate will be notified by the first week of October. The intern will work with the APS for 140 hours; the number of hours per week is negotiable.

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 31st.

$2,500 for 140 hours.

About the APS Digital Library
The APS Digital Library ( is built with Islandora (, an opensource combination of Drupal ( and Fedora Commons (

How To Apply
Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Scott Ziegler
Assistant Head of Technology / Web Development Librarian

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