Internship Track

Students will create a digital exhibit that uses Kelvin Smith Library's digitized student newspaper collection to reveal and highlight a narrative of CWRU student perspectives over the time period of 1968-1974 on a particular historical, social, cultural, or political theme. KSL's Digital Learning & Scholarship staff have identified five potential themes for the fellow to choose from and have selected two CWRU student newspapers - Case Tech and the Observer - as sources for the digital exhibit.  

The potential themes for the exhibit, covering the period 1968-1974, include:

  1. Political activism among CWRU students      
  2. Racial protest and unrest in neighborhoods adjacent to CWRU     
  3. Gender issues on the CWRU campus
  4. Arts & culture on the CWRU campus 
  5. Tensions between CWRU students and university administration

Over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, the student fellow will:

  1. Research the student newspapers' coverage of their chosen theme
  2. Identify and select valuable articles, excerpts, images, and content
  3. Assemble the selected materials to build a narrative of student perspectives on the chosen theme. The digital exhibit will be hosted in CWRU's Digital Case repository using the Islandora platform.

Students in the internship track will be paid $15 per hour, and will work 5-10 hours per weekStudents may additionally be asked to sit in on or contribute to Digital Learning and Scholarship team meetings regarding their projects.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with Kelvin Smith's Digital Learning and Scholarship Team prior to submitting an application. Questions relating to the internship track can be sent to Mark Clemente, Scholarly Communications Librarian at

The application period for the 2018-2019 Freedman Fellows cohort is now closed.