Student Library Interns
The Libraries engage student interns to work on a variety of projects. These projects are developed following a collaborative, active learning style. Students are paired with a subject expert in the library to work closely on a project that develops their research and scholarship capacity, advances their critical literacy skills, and simultaneously gives them a meaningful product for their portfolio. Faculty will also serve as partners on many of the projects.
Watch the most recent videos below in which students share their library internship experiences:
2015 Summer Interns
Alliyah Allen on her Libraries Summer Internship
Alliyah Allen '18 discusses her summer internship, which consisted of work on two projects: Monument Lab, a project that asked Philadelphians to consider what a 21st-century monument to their city might look like, and building a website for the "History of Haverford College" Writing Seminar in fall 2015.
Blair Rush on his Libraries Summer Internship
Blair Rush '16 discusses his summer internship with the Digital Scholarship team in the Libraries. He redesigned the Tri-College Research Guides website, making it easier for people to find exactly what they are looking for on it. He also capitalized on his experience by helping other DS interns with their projects.
Abby Corcoran and Lindsay Silver on their Libraries Summer Internships
Abby Corcoran '17 and Lindsay Silver '15 discuss their summer internships, which involved working with materials from the early history of Friends Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia. Abby wrote a framing essay that examined how the founders' Quakerism shaped their approach to treating mental health and how their experiences treating patients with mental health issues informed their Quakerism. Lindsay designed and built a website that includes several data visualizations and can serve as a digital framework for future projects.
Madeleine Hodges on her Libraries Summer Internship
Madeleine Hodges '18 discusses her summer internship, in which she worked on several Digital Scholarship projects: Monument Lab, Ticha, and a transcription site for an upcoming conference on Quakers and Native Americans.
Victor Medina del Toro on his Libraries Summer Internship
Victor Medina del Toro '17 talks about his internship experience researching the history of astronomy for a 2016-17 exhibition he is designing and curating.
Nhi Nguyen, Sarah Roth, and Jean Leighton on their Libraries Summer Internships
Nhi Nguyen '18, Sarah Roth '16, and Jean Leighton '16 discuss working on the Cope-Evans Project (a Digital Scholarship project that leverages the digitized materials of the Cope and Evans families in Haverford's Quaker & Special Collections) and trying to make it more accessible to researchers and scholars.
Jack Rasiel on his Libraries Summer Internship
Jack Rasiel '17 describes his 2015 summer internship with the Libraries, in which he worked on The Bridge, a digital vocabulary tool for students in Ancient Greek and Latin courses that was developed by Haverford Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan.
Shan Shan, Ian McGroarty, and Noah Weinstein on Mapping Microfinance
Shan Shan '17, Ian McGroarty '17, and Noah Weinstein '18 worked with Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Shannon Mudd and Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services Laurie Allen on the Mapping Microfinance project, an initiative to identify and connect people to microfinance services in the Philadelphia region and beyond.
Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe on his Library Summer Internship
Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe '18 discusses his 2015 summer internship with the Libraries, in which he worked on the digital component of the fall exhibition in Magill, "Testimonies in Art and Action: Igniting Pacifism in the Face of Total War."
2015 Haverford College Libraries Summer Interns
The cohort of 2015 Libraries summer interns and student research assistants who worked with the Libraries briefly share what they worked on over the summer.
2014 Summer Interns
Jordan Nieusma on Libraries Summer Internship
Haverford senior Jordan Nieusma talks about her 2014 summer internship with the Libraries and the online exhibit on Thomas Scattergood she created.
Charlie Espinosa on Libraries Summer Internship
Haverford senior Charlie Espinosa talks about his summer internship with the Libraries and the comic book exhibit he is curating.
Rachel Berger on Tri-Co DH Summer Internship
Rachel Berger, Swarthmore '16, talks about her Tri-Co Digital Humanities summer internship in which she researched the dime novels collection in Haverford's Special Collections. Visit her exhibit at http://ds.haverford.edu/dimenovels.
Blair Rush on Libraries Summer Internship
Blair Rush '16 talks about his summer internship with the Haverford Libraries' Digital Scholarship Group this summer.
Carolyn Anderson on the Ticha Project
Swarthmore senior Carolyn Anderson discusses her work this summer on the Ticha Project, a collaborative digital initiative led by linguistics professor Brook Lillehaugen, funded by Tri-Co Digital Humanities.
Anneke Heher on the Ticha Project
Haverford senior Anneke Heher discusses her work this summer on the Ticha Project, a collaborative digital initiative led by linguistics professor Brook Lillehaugen, funded by Tri-Co Digital Humanities.
Andrew Kafker and Cormac Rada on Libraries Summer Internship
Haverford freshmen Andrew Kafker and Cormac Rada discuss their summer internship with the Haverford Libraries on the Cope-Evans Collection in Haverford's Quaker & Special Collections.
Brandon Smith on Libraries Summer Internship
Brandon Smith, Haverford '16, talks about his summer internship with the Libraries on the Cope=Evans Collection, for which he created several interactive data visualizations.