Currently, there are two groups of students working on digital scholarship projects: Digital Humanities Associates (DHAs) and Digital Scholarship Interns (DSIs). Both programs are based in Gould Library.

The DHAs and DSIs are funded jointly by the Humanities Center, Library, and ITS, and are supervised by Reference & Instructional Librarian for Digital Scholarship Sarah Calhoun; Assistant Director of the Humanities Center for Digital Humanities Austin Mason; Academic Technologist Em Palencia; and Wiebke Kuhn, Director of Academic Technology (ITS).

Carleton DHAs
Carleton DHAs doing digital things

DSIs are also sponsored by the Career Center, and participate in training and activities with other Interns on campus.

Digital Humanities Associates (DHAs)

The Digital Humanities Associates (DHAs) support digital humanities projects and courses throughout the academic year. DHAs engage in a wide array of projects, collaborating closely with faculty who conduct arts and humanities research and who teach using digital methods and tools, and holding evening tutoring sessions for students. Most DHAs work 6 hours per week. You can read more about what we do here: https://www.carleton.edu/digital-humanities/what-we-do/ 

DHAs may do many things, like:

  • Function as research assistants for digital humanities projects, consulting on every stage of the process: initial design, data entry, development, and final deployment. 
  • Serve as embedded teaching assistants in humanities courses and offer hands-on assistance for digital class projects. This includes evening drop-in hours (2 hours per week) and the possibility of visiting a class.

Meet the DHAs on our “Who We Are” page and read about what they’ve been up to on the Carleton Digital Humanities Associates (DHA) Blog!

Digital Scholarship Interns (DSIs)

Working as a Digital Scholarship Intern (DSI) is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining professional skills and learning more about the growing field of digital scholarship. This includes skills in web development, accessibility and inclusive design, digital ethics and privacy (with a focus on generative AI technologies), as well as project management methods and technologies. Interns will work collaboratively on meaningful individual and group tasks that contribute to digital scholarship work being done across campus. They will receive supervision and ongoing professional mentoring from librarians, faculty, and academic technologists related to their learning goals.

Students in all fields of study are welcome and encouraged to apply to become a Digital Scholarship Intern (DSI).

Find out more about the DSIs and their individual roles and contributions on our “Who We Are” page and read about their current projects on the Digital Scholarship Intern Blog!