Conferences and summer internships are two instructive ways to gain more experience in the field of digital humanities outside of the classroom. Upcoming opportunities include:
The Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication has a call for proposals for the Student Research Competition. Selected undergraduate and graduate students will present their individual research at the conference to judges and attendees. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: communication design, user experience, information design, and learning systems/environments. Learn more about the conference and competition here: http://sigdoc.acm.org/conference/2016/student-research-competition/.
The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University has positions for full-time summer interns. Interns work on various projects that explore the intersection of technology and communication in a collaborative environment. Interns can join research teams in areas such as academic innovation, law, computer science, and open access projects. The Berkman Center also hosts intern discussion hours and events with the larger Berkman community. Specific research projects available to interns can vary each summer. Learn more about the internship: http://brk.mn/summer.
The Social Computing Lab at Carnegie Mellon University has a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. This summer program offers research assistant positions in the fields of psychology, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. The 10 week long summer research exposes a diverse group of undergraduates to academic research in a modern research lab setting. There will also be seminars for students participating in REU in addition to Social Computing Lab seminars and those held by Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute and Language Technologies Institute. Program Details and Application Instructions Available here: https://hciisocialcomputing.wordpress.com/summer-reu-program-description/
Keep an eye on these sites in Winter 2016 for a Summer 2017 opportunity: http://data.betaworks.com/ (they announced a 2016 summer internship with applications due Jan. 18, 2016)
http://librarylab.law.harvard.edu/fellows (they announced a 2016 summer internship with applications due by April 27, 2016).