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Job and Internship Opportunities


The Digital Watauga Project is a small project with only one part-time staff member, the Digitization Technician, based at the Watauga County Public Library. The Project's Chairperson also oversees the Digitization Technician and assists with interviewing interns, collection acquisition, and project oversight. Both can be reached at digitalwatauga@gmail.com.

We are always looking for more volunteers and frequently have internships available for students.

Current Internship Openings

INTERNSHIP with the Digital Watauga Project

Fall Semester: August 21 to December 5, 2018

Location: Watauga County Public Library, Boone, NC

Purpose, Objectives, and Goals of the Internship: The internship will consist of processing, cataloging, and digitization work on photographic images and other materials from the Bethel Collection and slides from the Cecil Jackson Slide Collection, as well as work on additional collections as needed. Under the direction of the Watauga County Historical Society, the intern will be responsible for processing, arranging, describing, and archivally re-housing the collection(s) to meet the information needs of our website users while also following Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and the Dublin Core Initiative to accurately describe the digital objects. The intern will also be responsible for adding the digital objects and associated metadata to Omeka.

This internship will satisfy the requirements of a six (6) credit hour course (240 work hours). This internship is open to graduate students who are interested in working with a community digital archive, although highly qualified undergraduate students will be considered. Digital Watauga will also consider awarding TWO three (3) credit hour internships in lieu of a six (6) credit hour internship. Applicants should express in their cover email their preference for either a three (3) or six (6) credit hour internship.

Successful completion of this internship qualifies the intern for consideration for the Dr. Donald B. Saunders Honorary Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, which is awarded in September 2019 to the Digital Watauga intern or volunteer from the 2018-19 academic year who best exhibits a commitment to Digital Watauga that goes above and beyond standard expectations.

To apply please send an email with a resume or vita attached, as well as a list of three academic or professional references and a cover letter detailing your education and work experience, to digitalwatauga@gmail.com. The DEADLINE for application is April 23, 2018, at 5:00pm.