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UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab: Paid Internship

Dr. Lindsay DiCuirci among leaders of Summer 2024 Program

The UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab is a 4-week paid summer narrative-based research internship for UMBC undergraduates. Student interns will work on interdisciplinary project teams to conduct research, create effective narratives, and develop public-facing final products that support the goals of on and off campus community organizations and scholars.

Participants receive a $3000 stipend and a tuition scholarship for a 3-credit internship course.

The English department is proud to announce the leadership of Dr. Lindsay DiCuirci among this summer's project directors. Her project "Ghosts in the Stacks: Exploring Spiritualism in the UMBC Special Collections Library" will provide students with the opportunity to work with the UMBC Special Collections and their recently acquired Eileen J. Garrett Parapsychology Foundation Collection to create a digital exhibition featuring some of their thousands of rare items. Ranging in date from the 16th century to the present, this collection is a rich, multimedia archive of parapsychological history covering subjects like mediumship, hauntings, out-of-body experiences, and precognition. The project team will research individual collection items, develop curatorial guidelines for organizing the exhibition, and build an informative and interactive website for use by experts and curiosity seekers alike. The exhibition will be permanently hosted on the UMBC Special Collections website, and team members will also share their work in a public Library Gallery forum in Fall 2024.

The full list of summer projects includes:

1. Entering Tola’s Room: Archiving Puerto Rican Presence in Baltimore. Project Leader: Dr. María Célleri, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

2. FindingBlackGirlhood: A Digital Archive. Project Leader: Courtney Cook, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

4. The History of The Choice Program at UMBC, A Mentoring and Diversion Program. Project Leader: Dr. Kelly Quinn, The Shriver Center

5. Picturing Mobility: Photographs of Black Tourism and Leisure during the Jim Crow Era.Project Leaders: Dr. Liz Patton, Media and Communication Studies, Dr. Beth Saunders, Special Collections and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn Library

6. Podcasting Baltimore’s LGBTQ+ Baltimore History. Project Leader: Dr. Kate Drabinski, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

7. The History and Impact of the UMBC Center for Women in Technology (CWIT). Project Leader: Kristen Anchor, Media & Communication Studies

Program Dates
CoLab 2024 will be held during Summer Session One and meets in-person from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 28th. PLEASE NOTE: During these dates, student interns are required to dedicate Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm to the in-person internship.

Posted: February 16, 2024, 10:31 AM