Friday, October 3, 2014

Spring Semester 2015 Burnham Web Project Internship

Under the direction of the Director of the Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, the intern will assist with “Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham’s Vision of an American Metropolis”, a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded grant web resource about the history of urban planning and visual culture, which is nearing its final stages of completion. The intern will assist mainly with organizing digital content and web maintenance, and additional editorial work as necessary.

The intern will become familiar first and foremost with management of large scale web projects. He or she will gain experience working with the web interface Drupal in addition to image editing software Photoshop. Furthermore, the intern will learn about what it takes to develop and implement collaborative scholarly projects in the digital humanities by working closely with a team of Smith Center and Exhibitions staff. Lastly, the intern will learn about Chicago history, urban planning, and day-to-day life in the Smith Center and the Newberry in general.

  • Bachelor’s degree in progress
  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
Schedule: 8 – 12 hours a week, to be determined by the intern and supervisor.

To apply: Send résumé and cover letter combined in one PDF or word document by December 1st.

Please submit your application by email to, addressed to:

Internship Director
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-7324

To see more available internships at the Newberry, click here.

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