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Edmon Low Library

Oral History Digital Content Internship

  • Category: Internships
  • Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2024
  • Closes:
  • Salary: $13.65/hour
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The OSU Library seeks a creative individual with strong digital media and writing skills to serve as the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program’s Digital Content Intern. The successful candidate will work with the OOHRP’s oral history collections in the creation of metadata for existing interviews, editing video content of interviews, assisting with the conversion of the OOHRP’s MiniDV tape collection, and supporting other archival projects.

The Digital Content Intern will work 10-15 hours per week. Hours are traditionally scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This position may be eligible for internship credit for some majors. Filing for credit is the responsibility of the student.

What You'll Do

The Digital Content Intern will work collaboratively with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program faculty and staff in developing metadata for existing oral history collections. Metadata helps provide an additional layer of accessibility to collections through the description of key elements of interview content. The intern will also assist in editing video interviews for admission into the Library's digital collections website. Additionally, the intern will work with a variety of digital media tools to assist in the conversion of the OOHRP’s MiniDV collection. As time permits, the intern may have opportunities to assist in other archival or promotional projects including podcasting, transcript editing, etc.

Required Qualifications

• Must be enrolled at OSU.
• Strong writing skills.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Comfort asking questions, and seeking feedback.
• Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and ability to work on PC.
• Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment and accept constructive feedback on writing.

Benefits for the Employee

• The student will develop competency in a variety of digital media tools.
• The student will learn how to write concisely for a popular audience.
• The student will learn to work in a university outreach driven team and have the opportunity to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
• The student will complete the internship with portfolio items suitable to present to potential employers.

Benefits for the Library

• The Library will gain increased visibility for the work and outreach driven mission of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, including the investment and fulfillment of the land grant mission to represent and serve all of Oklahoma.

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Jamie Autry
216 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
P: 405.744.9725

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