Graduating from your MLIS this spring? Not sure what comes next? Spend your summer with the Digital Scholarship Unit at the University of Toronto Scarborough Library as a Digital Scholarship Unit Intern
up to 21 weeks (negotiable)
Start date: late April/early May(ish)
If you are interested in joining us, please send a statement of interest, a cover letter, and CV with references to email@example.com by Friday, March 29th. Tell us what you'd bring, and what you'd hope to get out of this opportunity. Some funding to help you get to Ontario is available for the right candidate.
As a successful candidate for the Digital Scholarship Internship, you will receive training in multiple steps of the digital collection and software development process, working with librarians, library technicians, archivists, software developers, and systems administrators to develop and promote digital collections and digital scholarship tools. You will help in the next big push to increase accessibility to some of our most sought after special-collections, all while developing an enviable portfolio to attract future employers.
You are interested in the work of libraries. This position would be particularly beneficial for a recent graduate from an MLIS program (within the last year) but that is not a requirement for the position. You are comfortable with technology and excited by its possibilities, and you have the confidence and drive for continual learning. You are an advocate of open source and open access data, and are passionate about diversity and accessibility.
Located at the east-end of Toronto, Scarborough is ethnically diverse, full of beautiful natural scenery (part of Toronto’s ravine system) and home to a well-respected food scene. The University of Toronto Scarborough’s new Aquatics Centre and Field House opened in 2015 for the Pan Am/Parapan Am. Games, representing a major investment in amateur sport. UTSC is also accessible by public transit to the Durham regions as well as downtown Toronto. There is the potential to have some costs covered for those interested in relocating to Ontario for this opportunity.
We encourage applications from Government of Canada’s job equity groups (i.e. youth with disabilities, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians).