Specific Summer / Job Opportunities for Computer Science Students

This page contains information about specifc opportunties that have been sent to me to advertise to students:

Amherst College Digital Library Web Developer

(Added October 3, 2014)

Position Description

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented programmer to help develop and maintain systems and tools supporting digital asset management, digital scholarship and publishing, and digital preservation. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in contributing to a diverse community.

You will work with a cross-departmental team to make unique, rare, and culturally significant materials available online for the first time and to enhance existing systems for discovery and analysis: transcription and annotation tools for the Emily Dickinson manuscripts, geographic interfaces for the Kim-Wait Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection, and visualization tools for digital scholarship projects. The position provides an opportunity to experiment with emerging technologies in support of the library’s mission to foster inquiry, discovery, and creation.

The Web Developer will contribute to the overall development of the Amherst College Digital Collections infrastructure, including creating online discovery environments that allow users to search, analyze, visualize, and interact with digital collections and data; building tools for authoring and publishing digital works; and developing digital preservation functions. This position will also be responsible for developing selected digital scholarship projects for the library and the Amherst College Press. The Web Developer will work in concert with developers in the college’s Department of Information Technology, and in collaboration with library colleagues and faculty.

More details are available online.

Sunlight Foundation

(Added September 29, 2014)

Position Description

The Sunlight Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic software developer to join our ranks in Washington, D.C. and expand the breadth and sophistication of our work with government data.

We collect huge amounts of information throughout the day from all over Congress, the U.S. executive branch, and state and municipal governments. We use this information to build powerful, useful websites (such as Open States and Scout; mobile applications (such as our Congress apps for Android and iOS); and APIs (like these). Along the way, we make heavy use of GitHub to work with other groups and developers to build an ecosystem of tools and datasets for the entire open government community (you can see some examples at github.com/unitedstates and github.com/sunlightlabs).

Sunlight works in both cyberspace and the physical world, so in addition to writing code, it would be an extra bonus if you enjoy writing about your work, public speaking on Sunlight's behalf or meeting with people both inside and outside of government.

Developers at Sunlight contribute to open source projects, blog posts, policy papers and even enacted legislation. We are looking for people who are excited about using digital tools to make our society better.

This job is based in our Dupont Circle offices in Washington, D.C. You will need to live in the area or be willing to relocate.

Critical Connections

(Added September 29, 2014)

Position Description

Critical Connections is a new initiative in the Pioneer Valley dedicated to building connections between the American Muslim community and society at large through lectures, workshops, and dialogues. We are currently seeking someone with experience in website design and development who can help revamp our existing site. We are looking for a student who would be interested in taking on such a project as an internship.

For more information, contact Mariam Awaisi, Program Officer at Critical Connections.