We partner with researchers and instructors at Duke to supervise, mentor, and train graduate students in a range of project roles. Digital Scholarship Services graduate interns gain hands-on experience in planning and implementing digital projects. As members of the Digital Scholarship Services team, these students work and converse across disciplines to expand their professional skills. 

For questions about any of our open or upcoming internships (paid and unpaid), contact askdigital (at) duke.edu.

Digital Scholarship Field Experiences

Now accepting student applications for spring and summer 2018! 

Digital Scholarship Services offers 1-2 semester curricular-credit earning positions for graduate students (e.g., in Library and Information Science programs as well as for Digital Humanities certificates). These experiences help students to engage with current issues in digital scholarship, to contribute to library and campus conversations, and to develop best practices and recommendations, resources for training, and skills in researching and communicating with diverse audiences. As members of a project team, students in these field experiences often work across disciplinary, academic, and professional groups to solve problems in such areas as digital research, publishing, and curation.

Projects and work vary according to the Digital Scholarship Services department’s current portfolio of projects and students’ own skills and interests. Following are some examples of the kinds of digital scholarly work field experience students undertake:

  • coordinating and implementing outreach and assessment for a digital humanities project
  • documenting and improving workflows for a digital publication
  • developing guidelines for managing research as part of humanities labs
  • creating recommendations for fair use of video games in scholarly articles
  • conducting interviews as part of an environmental scan of libraries-based digital scholarship training

Applications for field experiences include (1) a letter of interest, indicating areas of existing skill and knowledge as well as the kind of experience and development sought through a field experience, and (2) a current resumé indicating educational and work experience. Any interested student is welcomed to talk with Digital Scholarship Services staff about the field experience program ahead of submitting an application; send inquiries to askdigital {at} duke.edu.

Harsha Murthy Fellowship in Digital Scholarship

Check back soon for link to 2017-2018 Fellowship application!

Duke University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services department invites applications for its Harsha Murthy Fellowship in Digital Scholarship. The Murthy Digital Fellowship program provides graduate students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in the theory and practice of digital scholarship, primarily through the coordination and communication of workshops, events, and other programming in the Murthy Digital Studio in The Edge, as well as through close working relationships with faculty, other graduate students, and functional and content experts working in digital scholarship. This is a paid, nine-month, quarter-time position (19.5 hours per week) with flexible work hours.


Duke Libraries Digital Scholarship Services department collaborates with researchers in the humanities and interpretive social sciences, at any level of study, to plan and build digital research projects. We supply consultation on technical matters, project management, and best practices for a wide range of technologically-engaged research. We also encourage learning and experimentation in digital scholarship through exploratory projects, programs of hands-on instruction, graduate student internships, and resources and programming in The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio.