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Recovering Voices: Language Mapping Internship

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 by in The OFI Blog

gta-language-quilt_main-eRecovering Voices: Language Mapping Internship

Description: This project will involve the development of a digital map reflecting the language diversity of visitors to the 2013 Folklife Festival. Project activities will center on databasing information collected from visitors during the festival, and development of a digital map reflecting these responses. The Intern will work with the RV program manager and members of the Museum’s IT department to develop this product. The internship is part-time, 10-20 hours/week.

Learning Objectives:

Learn about language diversity in the US and around the world.

Learn to identify and differentiate languages and dialects based on non-standard or colloquial language names, occasionally written in non-Roman scripts.

Develop skills in web design.

Gain an understanding of GIS.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be highly organized and have excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Student should have training in Linguistics, Anthropology or a related field.  Must be computer-literate and comfortable working on PCs and Macs. Interest in or experience with GIS and web design are desired.

To apply: Go to https://SOLAA.si.edu, select ‘internships’ and look for the program “Recovering Voices Internship Program” in the drop down list. Please provide a cover letter indication the internship(s) you would like to be considered for, your CV, and a school transcript (a PDF download is sufficient), as well as one letter of recommendation from a professor who can vouch for your work ethic and attention to detail. Applications for this internship opportunity are due December 15, 2013.

Timetable: Indefinite

Awards Package: None

Project Contact Name: Ruth Rouvier

Phone: 202-633-5033

Email: rouvierr@si.edu

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