[Humanist] 30.708 internships on the Free First Thousand Years of Greek

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Feb 3 08:15:21 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 708.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 10:44:06 -0500
        From: Gregory Crane <gregory.crane at tufts.edu>
        Subject: summer internships at the Center for Hellenic Studies to work on the First Thousand Years of Greek

Forwarded from: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6369

The CHS seeks two interns to work for eight weeks in Washington, DC on the
Free First Thousand Years of Greek
http://www.dh.uni-leipzig.de/wo/projects/open-greek-and-latin-project , a
self-standing subset of theOpen Greek and Latin Project
http://www.dh.uni-leipzig.de/wo/projects/open-greek-and-latin-project/ .

Interns will work primarily with XML files, editing them to meet the
project's standards, and uploading the corrections to a GitHub repository.
Additional tasks will include correcting OCRed texts, as well as
contributing to other digital humanities projects as they arise.

No prior technical skills are needed. Instruction will be provided on site.

The work schedule is relatively flexible and provides ample opportunity to
explore the metro DC area. Interns will have access to the CHS library and
will have ample opportunities to engage with the scholarly community at the

Interns will reside on the CHS campus from June 1-July 31. During that time,
they will work approximately 20 hours per week, at an hourly rate of $12.00.
The CHS will provide housing on campus; the units are fully furnished and
equipped with necessary household items such as eating utensils, cookware,
and linens. The CHS will also provide MacBooks with necessary software
installed for interns to use during their time at the CHS.

Interns will be responsible for the costs of transportation to and from
Washington, DC, meals (excluding lunch on weekdays), and incidentals.

About the Project

The goal of theFree First Thousand Years of Greek
project is to make freely available the corpus of the first thousand years
of Ancient Greek as attested in manuscripts. The project aims to incorporate
a modern search engine, the ability to download works, the capacity for
including textual variants, and numerous other features.

There may also be occasional work in other online publication projects of
the CHS, such as A Homer Commentary in Progress or Particles in Ancient
Greek Discourse, which will include archiving publications, editing texts,
and entering data into bibliographic databases.


Undergraduate students majoring in any field may apply. Knowledge of either
ancient or modern Greek is preferred. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. No
prior experience is necessary for this internship; interns will be trained
in all necessary technologies. Applicants must demonstrate the
internship’s relevance to their studies and future career plans.

/The CHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion
(creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry),
disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of
its activities or operations./

Application Process

Click here to visit the online application!http://wp.chs.harvard.edu/chs-forms/dc-summer-internship/

The application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2017, and
recommendations are due Monday, February 20, 2017.

Students interested in applying should:

* fill out the online application,
* include in the application contact information for two references,
* include a transcript as a PDF attachment,
* include a résumé as a PDF attachment.

The applicant's references may be professors, employers, or advisors.
References should be able to comment specifically about the applicant’s
academic record, capacity to carry out the responsibilities listed
above, and ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other
interns, the staff at the Center, and scholars visiting the Center.
Students should inform their references that the CHS will contact them
directly and ask them to fill out questionnaires.

The CHS will contact finalists to schedule an interview.

Please note:

* Application attachments must be in PDF format or the system will
reject them.

See this website <https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/564/1/> for
résumé guidelines and examples.


If you have any questions about the program or the application process,
please contact us at internships(at)chs.harvard.edu.

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