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Internship Programme

With funding from the University Alumni Footsteps Fund and University of Leeds Libraries we have been able to support 10 undergraduate interns to work on library and cultural collections-based projects in the 2023/4 academic year. This is an exciting time as students and their mentors have begun work on designing and planning their research. We have five projects each with two interns. The five pairs of interns are drawn from schools across the faculties of Arts, Humanities and Cultures and Engineering and Physical Sciences, bringing together some very diverse knowledge and skills from across their disciplines!

The students are developing projects according to their interests with the help of their mentors, and will be showcasing the results of their work at a special event in the summer. To support their work, they will be offered training in a range of digital methods including podcasting, blogging, photography, creating online exhibitions and data analysis methods. We will be posting information about the projects so please check in to find out more throughout the year.

Our project teams are:

Lillie Walker (Product Design) and Jiaye Wang (Music), are working on the Born in Bradford - Digital Makers project, developing digital skills training for school children in the Bradford area. The staff mentors for this project are Chris Birchall (Lecturer in Digital Media) and DCCH's Simon Popple.

Lili Jaber (English) and Samuel Yeung (Music Psychology), working on the Collections (as) Data project, developing digital approaches to working with data to offer new insights into Library
collections. The staff mentors for this project are Jodie Double (Libraries Digital Content & Copyright Manager) and DCCH's Cassie Ulph.

Harith Ibrahim (Robotics and Mechatronics) and Maia Hutton Mackay (Classics), working with the Library’s IT and Digital Imaging team on implementing the International Image Interoperability Format (IIIF) with the University’s Cultural Collections as part of the Digital Library Infrastructure Project. The staff mentors for this project are Rob Fitzgerald (Libraries Digital Access Coordinator), Anthony Sibley (Application Engineer) and Cassie Ulph.

Amy Baker (French and Italian) and Lexi Zhong (Product Design), our Special Collections team are working with curatorial staff on digital ways of bringing the University’s Cultural Collections to life. The staff mentors for this project are Caroline Bolton (Libraries Archivist) and Cassie Ulph.

Madalena Teague (Art and Design) and Roseline Zhang (Architecture), are working with the Galleries team to open up the University’s art collections to migrant communities as part of the
Welcoming Migrants Project. The staff mentors for this project are Layla Bloom (Galleries Art Curator) and Simon Popple.