Summer Internships: "Margaret Sanger Papers Project" - New York City (USA) - Deadline: March 1 , 2011

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project is pleased to announce its summer internship program for 2011. We seek applications from graduate or undergraduate students to work with the editorial staff at the Project's offices in New York City. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to become proficient in primary and secondary source research, the process of editing historical documents for publication, and the application of digital technologies to historical research.

BOOK EDITION INTERNSHIP: Interns will be working on Volume IV of the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, covering the years 1920-1966 and focusing on Sanger's efforts to create a global birth control movement. Interns will conduct research under the supervision of editors on specific topics, tracing people, places, events and issues covered in the documents. The research will be used to produce annotation and introductory material for the volume. Research will be conducted in the Project's offices, using the comprehensive microfilm edition and other primary sources, as well as at local libraries and with resources available on the Internet. Those with an interest in the histories of 20th century China, India, Japan, Germany, and the Soviet Union are particularly encouraged to apply.

DIGITAL INTERNSHIP: Interns will work on our digital edition of Sanger's speeches and articles, focusing on texts written by Margaret Sanger in the late 1930s. Interns will proofread the texts, add XML encoding, and draft subject index entries for the documents. Interns will conduct research as needed to verify dates, titles, and publication information, or to identify the names of people, organizations and books mentioned in the documents.

WEB OUTREACH INTERNSHIP: Interns will work on strengthening the Project's growing web presence, our facebook page, website, and research blog, to draw more attention to the project's work and connect with our audiences. For this internship, familiarity with both history and web-based technologies is required.

More information and an application can be found at the project's website,

The deadline for applications for summer internships is March 1, 2011. Internships during the academic year can be arranged on a case by case basis.

Cathy Moran Hajo, Ph.D.
Associate Editor/Assistant Director
The Margaret Sanger Papers Project
Department of History, New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-8666
(212) 995-4017 (fax)

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