Call for Applications: Digital Intern, New York Academy of Medicine

May 18, 2018


Applicants should have familiarity with technology, digital collections, and/or digital humanities projects; experience with metadata schemas (e.g. MODS, Dublin Core, MARC, IPTC etc.); knowledge of XML, XSLT, and OCLC; coursework in Library and Information Science


The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is looking for a digital intern to work in the Library’s digital program. The internship will provide hands-on experience with creating and building digital collections, editing metadata for digitization projects, and conducting quality control of scanned images.

The intern will have an opportunity to learn about the digitization process and how to build digital collections. NYAM is looking for an intern who is imaginative and interested in learning more about developing digital collections and how metadata is used to enhance collections.

Duties and responsibilities include: creating digital collections on Islandora website; collecting, editing, creating and organizing metadata according to standards; and conducting quality control on scanned images and digital collections.

The internship starts June 2018 and is paid or may be taken for course credit. Intern must be available 2 days per week between the hours of 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Thursday, working approximately 10 hours a week over a 12 week period.


Please submit cover letter and resume with “Digital Intern” in the subject line to [email protected] by May 18, 2018. Please also outline your academic needs for obtaining course credit, if applicable.