The Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library seeks to hire a cohort of undergraduate interns, with the goal of training the next generation of professionals in topics including geospatial technology, public humanities, and nonprofit management.
Interns will work onsite in the Center’s offices at the Central Library for 6-10 hours per week from mid-January 2024 through mid-May 2024.
Interns will be part of an operational track focused on Geohumanities & GIS. Additionally, all interns will be expected to cover at least one 3 to 4-hour shift welcoming visitors at the front desk of our public gallery at the Central Library as part of their role.
This is a part-time, hourly, fixed-term position and individuals will only be eligible to serve as interns for one semester during their time as an undergraduate. If you’ve never worked in a museum or library, that’s fine! We’re looking for curious minds with the desire to learn. We prefer enthusiasm over depth of skill.
This opportunity may be particularly suitable for the following types of undergraduate students:
Geohumanities & GIS interns will learn how to use different kinds of geospatial software and theory to georeference historic atlases from towns around the state of Massachusetts. With support from the Assistant Curator for Digital & Participatory Geography, Geohumanities & GIS interns will also conduct independent research into these atlases with the goal of creating interpretive educational stories for publication on the LMEC website.
Applications are due by November 15, 2023 at 3:00pm ET. To apply, submit: