The Educational Technology department at Gettysburg College is soliciting applications from rising sophomores and juniors for a summer Digital Technology Summer Fellows (DTSF) program.
This program is designed to give students hands-on development experience working on a complex technological project. The DTSF student will plan the project’s mission and goals, then do research to work out the best methods to realize the project while keeping detailed documentation of the process.
Possible projects might include (but are not limited to)
Students will be expected to
The DTSFs will also share some courses with Musselman Library’s Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows program, a similar intensive program developing digital scholarship research projects using the materials in Special Collections. These will be focused around presenting project materials in a variety of written and oral methods.
Once the summer is complete, DTSFs may be called in during the school year as paid consultants for professors interested in using similar technologies for their class.
There are openings for up to 3 positions: the application deadline is 9 March 2018. Sophomores and juniors are preferred, but all students as of Spring 2018 are welcome to apply
Statement of Interest: Students interesting in applying should write a ~500 word statement to answer the following questions
Faculty Reference: Please provide the name and email address of a faculty member who may serve as a reference. While not necessary, it might be helpful to choose a faculty member who can potentially support any research consultations that may come up during the Digital Technology Summer Fellowship. We also recommend to share with them this application prior to submission so they are aware of your interest. Faculty members can contact Eric Remy, Director of Educational Technology at x6958 or email@example.com with any questions about the program.
Interview: Potential Digital Technology Summer Fellows will be selected from the initial pool for a followup 30 minute interview with the DTSF Advisory group, made up of members of Educational Technology, Information Technology and Musselman Library. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of 19 March.
Selection of Fellows: Fellows will be notified on 26 March. Followup meetings will occur through the rest of the Spring semester to discuss potential projects and materials. The fellowship will begin on 6 June and will run until 27 July 2018.
Pay: DTSFs will be paid $9.50 an hour plus a housing and meal allowance for the duration of the program.