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Digital Research Internship Program

Program Summary

The Digital Research Internship program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to obtain a skill-set and build a diverse portfolio in technology. Undergraduates, working on a scrum team, receive tangible experience in technology and feminist leadership while working on the digital projects of Tulane faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. This paid internship supplements students’ majors and minors when seeking employment or prestigious technology internships.  

Duration:

Fall, 2020 – Spring, 2021

Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Newcomb Institute's Requirements

Within the 2020-2021 school year, Interns will be expected to:

  • Work six hours each week in the Digital Research Lab. You will be expected to attend a weekly scrum meeting at the Digital Research lab. You continued place on the team is contingent on being able to fit this meeting into your class and work schedule.  
  • Actively work with your team to meet weekly objectives.
  • Keep a work-log outlining how you met that month’s objectives. 
  • Actively communicate and seek help when needed. Ask questions and be willing to conduct research to solve your own problems. 
  • Publish work in a digital flipbook. If asked, present your work at a NI event or social media takeover at the end of your grant period.

Positions Open

Technology Interns (6 positions available):

  • Works on a Scrum team with other undergraduates.
  • Divide up and work on tasks assigned from the project plans of seven faculty members each week.
  • Report weekly on their progress.
  • Meets weekly in a scrum meeting and works independently in the lab.

Product Developer Intern (1 position available):

  • Communicates and meets weekly with seven clients (faculty) on their project's progress.
  • Acts as the voice of the client (faculty member) during the weekly Scrum meeting.
  • Meets with the Scrum Facilitator weekly to plan sprints.
  • Organizes product backlog and Trello sprint logs for scrum meeting.
  • Develops strong organization, communication, and computing skills.

Examples of work may include coding, digital archiving, website design and development, databases, design thinking, digital design, UX/UI, and audiovisual editing. All skill levels are welcome to apply as long as you have an interest in technology, working on a SCRUM team, and a willingness to learn with a group and independently. 

Award:

Students will receive a(n):

  • $10.00/hr.
  • Opportunity to receive a letter of recommendation / professional reference from the Manager of Technology Initiatives.
  • Opportunity to build a diverse portfolio of technology-related work. 
  • Opportunities to digitally publish work on social media and peer-reviewed undergraduate journal and a portfolio of work.

Application

To apply, fill out the application.

The application closes on March 31, 2020.

Information Technology Internship Program

Program Summary:

The Information Technology team reports to the Manager of Technology Initiatives at Newcomb Institute. In their role, they will be responsible for working on digital projects, asset management and storage, updating inventories in spreadsheets, data entry, internal IT customer service, and working other special digital projects.

Eligibility:

  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • Have the ability to work independently and with diverse groups of people.
  • Possess a self-starting and self-motivating attitude.
  • Ability to work assigned shifts in the Newcomb Commons, Monday through Friday – 9:00 to 5:00. 
  • Have an interest in women's leadership within the technology industry or a gender-related technology issue. 
  • Proficiency with Excel and other MS Office productivity tools.
  • Ability to break down a problem clearly into the component issues and analyze each item to develop a comprehensive solution.
  • Ability to make and follow checklists. 
  • Willingness to troubleshoot solutions independently but also a willingness to seek help when needed.  
  • Willingness to learn and become highly proficient at mac and dell troubleshooting and set-up.

Award:

Students will receive a(n):

  • $10.00/hr.
  • Opportunity to receive a letter of recommendation / professional reference from the Manager of Technology Initiatives.
  • Opportunity to build a diverse portfolio of technology-related work. 
  • Opportunities to digitally publish work on social media and peer-reviewed undergraduate journal and a portfolio of work.

Newcomb Institute's Requirements

Student will:  

  • Work on a digital research project related to gender or techno-feminism of choice and publish articles in Technology and Gender DH project. 
  • Create and maintain an information technology training manual for student workers.
  • Work on technology research projects, as assigned.
  • Work with NI employees to identify computer problems and advise on a solution, as needed.  Maintain a checklist.
  • Log and keep records of user services queries. Seek help from the Manager of Technology Initiatives when needed. 
  • Manage website changes in Drupal, Wordpress and org sync. 
  • Set up, triage, remove, and store technology equipment and hardware including computers and podiums.
  • Data entry and office administration related to technology. 
  • Maintain technology inventory lists and equipment.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
  • Attend all required trainings for the start of each semester
  • Participate fully in bi-annual self and supervisor evaluations and evaluation meetings

Application

To apply, fill out the application

The application closes on April 15, 2020.

Grace Hopper Celebration Grants

Program Summary:

Newcomb Institute hosts a group of undergraduates to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration. Eligible undergraduates must indicate an active interest in promoting gender equity in technology, seek a job or internship in the technology industry, and be in their junior or senior year during the Fall of 2019.

Eligibility:

  • Juniors and Seniors 

Award

Funding will cover:

  • Airfare,
  • Double occupancy lodging, and
  • Conference registration fees.

Students will be responsible for their own meals and transportation during the trip.

Newcomb Institute's Requirements

Grantees will be required to:

  • Make an appointment with career services,
  • Provide an updated copy of their resume to NI before the trip,
  • Contribute a digital product about their experience to the NI journal Technology and Gender. 

For more information about the conference, visit the Grace Hopper Celebration website.

Application

To apply, fill out the application

The application closes March 15, 2020.

Newcomb HASTAC Grant Program

Program Summary

Are you interested in digital humanities or researching a gender and technology issue? Do you have an idea for a digital app or tech-related research project? Newcomb Institute will sponsor the application of a HASTAC Scholar for the opportunity to work on research relating to a gender-related technology issue or to work on a student-designed technology project. 

For more information, visit the About the HASTAC Scholars Program page.

Duration: Two Years

Eligibility:

  • Sophomores and Juniors

Award:

Students will receive: 

  • $300.00 grant to support your research. 
  • NI's Manager of Technology Initiatives will sponsor your application for the program and mentor you during your two-year tenure. 
  • Opportunity to receive a letter of recommendation / professional reference from the Manager of Technology Initiatives.
  • Opportunities to digitally publish work on social media and non-peer reviewed journals.

Newcomb Institute's Requirements:

  • Work on the project that you proposed throughout your tenure.
  • Share your HASTAC posts and projects with NI to be shared on social media, the website, and the Technology and Gender Journal. 
  • Meet with your mentor no less than monthly.
  • Contribute two writing pieces, a poster with abstract and profile to be published in the Technology and Gender journal at the end of each year.
  • Participate in tabling at NI technology events, if asked.

Application

To apply, fill out the application

The application closes on September 15, 2019.

 

 

For more information, contact:
Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Ph.D. 
Manager of Technology Initaitives
jhoward8@tulane.edu