Internships

Internships

The Connecticut Digital Archive at the University of Connecticut Library have opportunities for students looking for internships in the field of digital repositories. Internships may include activities in the following areas:

  • Creating and enhancing descriptions for digital resources
  • Ingesting digital resources
  • Creating and editing online tutorials
  • Reviewing data standards and guidelines
  • Reviewing content delivery and presentation

Opportunities vary and we are open for internship proposals outside the listed areas. Internships are meant to provide students' with an invaluable opportunity to gain or deepen their skills and experience for a career in librarianship and a greater understanding of digital repositories. Internships with the CTDA can be done remotely and a flexible schedule can be arranged. Interns are considered a contributing member of the CTDA and work in close collaboration with CTDA staff. Please note that CTDA does not pay for internships. For more ideas on what our interns do or have done, consult our list of current and past interns.

If you are interested in pursing an internship, please follow these steps:

  1. Decide what type of project you would like to do during your internship. Take into consideration whether you would like to do a virtual, in person or mixed internship.
  2. Review CTDA materials on this and related sites and determine which fit your interests.
  3. Email ctda@uconn.edu to learn if there is an opening for an intern student. There may be times when there are no opportunities available. In addition, some areas may require certain course work to be completed before an internship can be started.
  4. A staff person will set up a meeting with you to discuss the project, your skills, desires, and if these fit the needs of CTDA.