The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for an undergraduate public humanities Digital Engagement Intern. We are seeking an intern to support digital engagements with PPEH's existing and forthcoming experiments and projects. This position would include updating materials to meet current accessibility standards, Schuylkill Corps Archive metadata and other improvements to our digital archives, ambassadorship for the new EH minor, and building relationships with environmental humanists and community partners across PPEH's public channels, including The Canopy podcast and Field Notes blog, and social media. The PPEH digital engagement intern will meet twice weekly with PPEH staff.
Application materials should include
- a cover letter that clearly explains the candidate’s qualifications and reasons for application (maximum of 750 words),
- an unofficial academic transcript,
- and one reference letter from a Penn faculty member.
All applicants will be reviewed for academic excellence, potential or proven experience in public-facing projects, proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines, and the applicants’ alignment with PPEH’s four core commitments:
- broadly interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the environment across the arts and sciences
- arts-driven inquiry into place, particularly our campus and the City of Philadelphia as well as urban ecology in other global contexts
- public engagement, particularly in and with environmental justice communities and concerns
- the creation and growth of living archives via practices of urgent collection
Applicants with research and/or creative interests in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: sound/video editing, accessibility, digital exhibit production, community science, public art, photography, public research with youth and elders, graphic design, web design, documentary research, social media, and/or journalism. A keen eye for detail and editorial experience is preferred.
The Internship pays $15.00/hr. The intern will work remotely through May 10, 2022 for 15 hours weekly, with the opportunity for a possible summer 2022 internship.
Submission Instructions: Log in to Penn's Student Employment site and apply through Workday.