Become a Student Research Associate

The Dartmouth Digital History Initiative provides opportunities for Dartmouth undergraduate students to join our team of student research associates. This program is open to Dartmouth sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major. No prior experience with oral history, digital humanities or advanced computing is required—just a willingness to learn and to contribute to the project’s goals. Students interested in oral history, coding, or data analysis will have an opportunity to pursue their interests and learn new skills associated with critical thinking and computational methods. New research associates will join an inclusive and collegial team that fosters a flexible and collaborative work environment. Our research associates commit to work up to 10 hours per week during the terms in which they are participating in the project. For their work, they will receive a stipend of $1000.00 per term, delivered in the form of a research fellowship from the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (UGAR). Interested students should have a functional laptop with the ability to download software required to complete DDHI work. Our methods allow for easy on-boarding and accessibility.

How to apply to become a DDHI research associate:

Eligibility: All current Dartmouth sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing are eligible to apply to work as a research associate for the Dartmouth Digital History Initiative. Members of the Class of 2023 are especially encouraged to apply. The DDHI is open to students in all major programs of study.

Time commitment: Successful applicants must commit to weekly one-hour meetings as well as up to nine hours of additional work per week. During 2020-2021, meetings will be conducted remotely at a mutually convenient time for all participants.

Application process: To apply, please complete the following steps:

(1) Complete the online application form (link below). The form includes the following prompts:

  • Why are you interested in participating in the DDHI? (up to 250 words)
  • Do you have experience with oral history? If so, describe your experience.
  • Do you have coding or database experience? If so, what formats/programs have you worked with?
  • Please explain how participation in the DDHI might contribute to your Dartmouth academic plans and/or your professional development goals. (up to 250 words)

(2) Email a copy of your Dartmouth transcript as an attachment to ddhi@dartmouth.edu. (An unofficial copy of your transcript is acceptable.) The subject line of your email should read ‘Transcript for YOURNAME.’

(3) After we receive and review your application, the DDHI leadership team will contact you to schedule a short Zoom interview. The interviews will take place within a week after the application due date.

The DDHI will consider applications four times per year, according to the following deadlines:

For Fall 2020: Apply by 11:59pm ET on August 10, 2020
For Winter 2021: Apply by 11:59pm ET on October 26, 2020
For Spring 2021: Apply by 11:59pm ET on February 10, 2021
For Summer 2021: Apply by 11:59pm ET on May 10, 2021

Questions? Email Prof. Edward Miller (Edward.Miller@dartmouth.edu) and Dr. Bryan Winston (Bryan.Winston@dartmouth.edu)