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Born-Digital Simmons Metadata Internship, Hadley, MA (or remote)


Project Overview:

Born-Digital is committed to growing the Islandora and Archipelago communities. We are proud to offer semester-long internships to students in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Simmons University to help build the next generation’s skills. Our internship projects range from metadata remediation and migration to developing digital repositories. If you are interested in a Born-Digital internship, read on to see if you meet our requirements and for information on how to submit your application.

This is a paid internship for students enrolled in LIS 512 Advanced Field Experience in Library and Information Science. If you are unsure of your eligibility for LIS 512, please reach out to Professor Sarah Pratt ([email protected]). 

Students will work with Born-Digital to create their semester project.

Example Project:

Create sample collections from open sourced digital objects and their metadata that can be exported and ingested in order to:

  • Demonstrate Islandora functionality to institutions considering adopting Islandora
  • Review/Audit a client’s collection metadata in preparation for migration
  • Find and finesse sample metadata and objects to test new repository installations
Other Internship duties may include: 
  • Assisting with client metadata ingest
  • Testing websites after build and prior to release for client acceptance testing
  • Contributing to the company’s institutional knowledge/documentation of how Islandora and Archipelago handle metadata
  • Documenting project progress and learning processes for the Born-Digital blog

This is a part-time, semester-long internship position, which can be filled in-person or remotely.

Start Date: September 2022

Approximate Number of Hours per Week: 10-15

Hourly Wage: $15

As a SLIS student interested in a Born-Digital internship you:

  • Are comfortable using the command line and can:
  • Install or update packages/libraries/etc (e.g. python)
  • Have experience with regular expressions, or excited to learn about them on the job
  • Have experience managing content in Drupal or other content management systems, such as WordPress
  • Are excited to work through existing documentation and do research to fill the gaps in existing documentation
  • Approach tasks with curiosity (e.g. learning about Github to install Workbench)
  • Are a self-starter who is excited about coming up with projects and shaping your time at Born-Digital
  • Thrive in environments that include time for collaboration AND working autonomously

Course Requirements:

Enrolled in LIS 512 Advanced Field Experience in Library and Information Science

How to apply:

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume 
  • 1-3 references

For more information, contact BD Internship Coordinator Jocelyn Cozzo at [email protected] or visit our website: