Assistantships and Internships

For graduate student opportunities, please send inquiries and a 1-2 page resume with address, email, and phone information to Katherine Walter. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.


Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Digital humanities faculty and fellows are looking for UNL undergraduates to participate in paid research assistantships through the University's UCARE program. Some opportunities are posted on the UCARE project list though there may be others available.

Graduate Research Assistantships

Digital Humanities assistanships may be available through the CDRH endowment, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations.

Graduate Internships

Internships are held during the summer and offer an individual a broad overview of digital scholarship. These can be combined with independent study or arranged through departmental or project partnerships at UNL. Graduate internships are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations.

For college credit as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, see the intererdisciplinary Practicum in Digital Humanities. Deadline for internship applications is February 1st.

Undergraduate Student Employment

For undergraduate employment in CDRH, please contact Laura Weakly for application details.

Summer 2019 Internships

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) is a leading, internationally recognized digital humanities center that is advancing cultural inquiry for the public good. Our community of scholars invites students from minority serving institutions (MSI) to apply for an internship in the Center. To be eligible, a student must anticipate graduation by the end of the Spring 2019 term or be 21 years of age or older at the time of the internship. The internship will be full-time in June and July 2019, and up to four internships will be awarded.

Interns will gain experiences in digital humanities by working directly on diverse cultural heritage digital projects with technologists and faculty on Mondays through Thursdays. The interns will spend Fridays meeting with community representatives, discussing assigned digital humanities readings, learning about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the city of Lincoln through planned field trips, and sharing digital humanities experiences based on the internship.

While no previous experience in digital humanities or specific technical skills are required, the individual must have a demonstrated love of the humanities and a strong desire to gain relevant computer skills.

During the final week of the internship, interns will submit a short report of their activities and outcomes and complete an evaluation.

Interns will receive a stipend of $2,500 per month.

A completed application consists of:

  • A resumé or CV
  • A 2-page letter of application describing your particular interests or experiences in the humanities, the aspects of DH that most interest you, and the ways you feel you would benefit from this internship
  • Two references from humanities or computer science professors or faculty advisors should be sent directly from these individuals to References should be from professors who are familiar with your scholarship.
  • Applications and references are due to CDRH Co-Director, Professor Katherine Walter,, by March 1, 2019.

Awards will be announced by March 21, 2019.