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Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology Internship

Posted on December 14, 2017 by in The OFI Blog

The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to offer the Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology Internship to students for the summer of 2018. This paid, full-time, 10 week program allows a student at a Historically Black College or University with a background in computer science to sharpen his/her skills and gain real world experience in the largest museum library system in the world. Applications close February 2nd, 2018.

The theme of this year’s project is “Identifiers and Data”. An intern will help investigate methods for working with existing library datasets and participate in developing tools for modifying and linking data between the Libraries’ databases, website, and external sources such as Wikidata. They will learn and gain experience in a production environment with all the complexities it contains. They will also have the opportunity to learn about narrow-scope software development and will be able to collaborate side by side with experienced professionals in multiple disciplines.

Think you might be interested? Be sure to check out the website here for more information and to apply!