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Digital Content Intern

The OSU Library seeks a creative individual with strong writing and digital media 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, assisting with the conversion of the OOHRP’s MiniDV tape collection, creating content for the OSU Library’s Wikipedia efforts, and writing blog-related content.

The Digital Content Intern will work 10-15 hours per week during the Spring semester (January 17 - May 5, 2017). Hours will primarily be 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.




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. 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 will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in developing content for the OSU Library’s Wikipedia and OOHRP’s blog efforts.

Required Qualifications:

  • OSU student enrolled at least part-time (6 hours undergraduate/ 4 hours graduate).
  • 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.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with video production.
  • Experience with Wikipedia.
  • Experience with blog writing.


Application Instructions:

Application review will begin January 6, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit:

For additional information, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 744-6322.

More about this Internship

Majors considered:

  • History, English and other humanities
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Library Science


Benefits for the student:

  • The student will learn how to write concisely for a popular audience.
  • The student will hone writing skills for a popular and technical 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 to 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.