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NCDS Data Internship


These paid internships offer opportunities for graduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to gain practical experience while working with a mentor in a guided environment on structured, data-related projects. Interns will commit to working 10 hours per week, with pay set at $20 per hour. Interns will be hired as independent contractors and will receive compensation in two payments, with half of the total paid out near the beginning of the internship, and half at the conclusion. 

The practical experiences developed during the internship will provide participants with skills needed to be competitive for data librarian positions. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all internships are currently 100% virtual.

See this page for the full information about the internship:


Fully Remote


[email protected]


$20 per hour, 10 hours per week

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Job Application


The 10-week internship this year runs from June 5 – August 11, 2023.


  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited LIS graduate program.
  • Must be a member of a marginalized racial or ethnic group.
  • Must complete all application materials.


There are multiple projects available from our site partners. These projects involve structured activities including data cleaning, structuring, analysis, or visualization, or a guided in-depth project in data curation. Each intern will be provided with training and mentoring throughout.


This application is open from March 1 – April 1, 2023. To apply, please complete the application form.

Applications are reviewed according to a rubric by external reviewers and NCDS.

Would you like to contact a coach? 

A coach is a person external to the process who can assist with ideas for your letter or questions about how to format a resume. Want someone to review your materials to get their feedback? Or are you looking for any other support as your work on your application?

Contact Negeen Aghassibake, Data Visualization Librarian at University of Washington Libraries: [email protected]


Applicants who are accepted will be notified by April 24, 2023. Onboarding procedures will follow in order to begin processing for employment.


Student interns will attend regular meetings and check-ins, complete all assigned trainings, and submit a final project report. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their work to conferences and journals. Each intern will have the opportunity to receive funding from the NCDS to present at one conference where their proposal has been accepted.