Accepting Internship Applications for Fall 2020

The Kit Marlowe Project supports internships for course credit at Framingham State University, and is also open to collaborating with colleagues at external institutions.

Framingham State University English Department Internship description and application information:

Project Intern will work with Dr. Kristen Abbott Bennett developing and editing content for publication here on The Kit Marlowe Project.

The Intern’s tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing editorial entries to complement the Works, Espionage, and Conspiracy sections of the site.
  • Researching and writing encyclopedia entries.
  • Fact-checking existing entries to ensure they are up to date, edit accordingly and/or create new entries.
  • Writing scripts and creating screen-share videos to help peers conduct scholarly research, create posts, cite sources, and more!
  • Editing and contributing to the KMP Bibliography.
  • Helping KAB organize a system to allocate credit to contributors

These tasks require the Intern to:

  • Write precisely and concisely for new media.
  • Edit existing prose for clarity and correctness.
  • Cite sources consistently using MLA guidelines.
  • Make decisions about how best to achieve consistency across multiple student-generated projects (e.g., titles, formatting, organization).
  • Post, tag, categorize, and publish on the KMP WordPress site.
  • Learn how to create videos using Panopto, or other screencast video technology.
  • Rigorously cross-check existing content and bibliographic information across multiple sources including, but not limited to scholarly journals, the English Short Title Catalog, British Book Traders Index, The Stationers Register, EEBO-TCP, Folger Digital Texts, Folgerpedia, EEBO Keywords-in-Context, The Boston Public Library, and The British Library.

Additionally, the Project Intern will:

  • Meet with Dr. Bennett in-person, or virtually for one hour a week (for at least the first month or so)
  • Write a bi-weekly update accounting for hours, noting triumphs and challenges. These updates will be published privately on the site as resources for future interns.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter to Dr. Kristen Abbott Bennett (kbennett5@framingham.edu) that expresses your interest in the position and discusses any relevant writing and web experience you might have.

For more information, or to set up a conference to speak further about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Bennett.