The New Georgia Encyclopedia (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org) and the Digital Library of Georgia (https://dlg.usg.edu) seek an intern for the creation of an online exhibit for the NGE/DLG online exhibit site.
The NGE is an online encyclopedia that covers the history and culture of Georgia and is used extensively in schools and libraries around the state. It is a project of the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, GALILEO/University System of Georgia, and the Office of the Governor.
The Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage to provide free online access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of Georgia.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Researching exhibit topic
- Outlining of exhibit and selecting historical material for inclusion in online exhibit
- Creating a textual narrative for exhibit using Chicago Manual of Style
- Securing permissions or high-quality images from DLG partners for use in exhibit
- The exhibit should be drawn from materials available on the Digital Library of Georgia. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following subjects: the Albany Movement, Music in Georgia, Urban Renewal in Atlanta, the Desegregation of Public Education, the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot, a Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage, Cotton Exhibitions in Georgia, Georgia Literary Voices, and Greetings from Georgia: A Postcard History of Tourism in Georgia.
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program or have recently completed work in such program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preferred disciplines include in American studies, history, public history, library/archives/museum studies, journalism, English.
- Excellent research skills and a solid understanding of historical methods.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to problem solve creatively.
- The ability to work collaboratively and independently in a deadline-driven environment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Experience with exhibit creation preferred.
- Experience using content management systems preferred.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and 3-5 page academic writing sample using the form found at https://forms.gle/KWYntjAHXgfwk3cY7.
$20 per hour for 100 hours, 10-15 hours/wk.; Work can either be performed at the DLG, University of Georgia’s Main Library, Athens or at NGE, Georgia Humanities, Atlanta office.