Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Date Posted: February 24, 2023
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
The Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library seeks to hire two undergraduate interns working on geospatial research, 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 12-16 hours per week from late May 2023 through mid-August 2023.
Geospatial research interns will work with the Assistant Curator for Digital & Participatory Geography and gain basic GIS (geographic information system) skills as they geotransform historic atlases from towns around the state of Massachusetts. Interns will also work on other smaller digital projects (web maps, data visualizations) to support interpretive and educational work. Additionally, each week both interns will be expected to cover at least two four-hour shifts welcoming visitors at the front desk of our public gallery at the Central Library as part of their role. It is likely that one of the gallery shifts will occur during our weekend gallery hours.
This is a part-time, hourly, fixed-term position and individuals will only be eligible to serve as interns for one summer 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:
Applications are due by March 15, 2023 at 12:00pm ET. To apply, submit the documents listed below via this form:
The Leventhal Map & Education Center is an independent, self-governing nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic relationship with the Boston Public Library. The Center stewards a quarter million geographic objects in the Library’s collections, and works to make them freely available to the public for research, interpretation, and engagement. The Center’s collections range from fifteen century atlases to modern-day geospatial data sets. The Center creates original exhibitions hosted in its gallery space at the Central Library in Copley Square and promotes K-12 and public education on topics that explore the relationship between people and places.
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