Digital Scholarship Fellowship Summer ’17 - Penn Libraries

Digital Scholarship Fellowship Summer ’17 - Penn Libraries

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries are looking to hire up to five Digital Scholarship Fellows to participate in a summer internship, during which they will conceptualize and carry out a digital project related to Monument Lab.

Monument Lab is a public humanities project that invites participants to propose speculative monuments for the city of Philadelphia, engaging questions of history, memory, and our collective future. This fall, Monument Lab will be bringing 22 contemporary artists to Philadelphia to create temporary monuments as well as soliciting proposals from the public at pop-up labs around the city.

The Digital Scholarship Fellows will help create the infrastructure necessary for Monument Lab to take place in the fall, learning or honing skills including mapping, graphic design, data management and visualization, and web design. The Fellows’ work may also be displayed as part of the Monument Lab exhibit at PAFA in the fall.


We welcome applicants from any academic discipline, with any level of digital skills. Applicants with any of the following qualifications are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Experience with digital humanities or digital scholarship in an academic context
  • Experience with graphic design, data visualization, or web design
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages, including Javascript
  • Knowledge of the history of Philadelphia, urban planning, geography, or critical cartography

Additional details:

This fellowship begins May 30th and ends August 4th. You are expected to work 35 hours a week for $12/hour. Work will take place in Van Pelt Library.  


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 1st. Applicants should ideally be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors.