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SCALAA Research Internships in the Department of English

Winter-Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Internships at SCALAA (Stanford Computational Approaches Literary and Archival Analysis)

Are you interested in gaining academic research experience this year? Then why not apply for an undergraduate Research Internship in the Department of English, collaborating with faculty to pursue original scholarship on projects that combine literary and archival research with computational tools and methods of analysis. You will work alongside other interns, gaining experience and confidence from the mentorship of advanced researchers, and contributing to cutting-edge innovation that changes future thinking in the Humanities.

Applications for Winter-Spring Quarter positions are now being accepted. No prior experience is required; you just need an eagerness to learn and contribute to developing project that are focused on research and solving problem from a humanities approach. You’ll need to be able to commit about 5-8 hours a week during the Winter-Spring quarters, and you could work full-time through the Summer.

Projects are listed below, and contributing faculty are happy to answer individual inquiries. We would love to hear from anyone who has Transkribus or Tableau skills, but all curious researchers are welcome!

Application Deadline and Timeline  

  • Monday, January 23rd: Application due 
  • January 30th: Internship offers and on-boarding communications emailed 

If you are interested in working at SCALAA this Winter-Spring, please complete this brief application form no later than Monday January 23:


Current SCALAA Projects include

  • Working in the world-famous LiteraryLab with a well-established, friendly group of researchers, you’ll undertake analysis of texts as big data to solve knotty problems in literary and social scientific production
  • Researching original documents and manuscripts to address key issues in the Sustainability of the Human Record
  • Developing major online resources that focus on early twentieth-century publications and book history
  • Assisting faculty in the development of significant publications    

See here for sample projects:

Global Medieval Sourcebook:



Text Technologies:

The Program Essentials

In the 2022-23 academic year, students have the option of two program terms: Winter and Spring (a two-quarter part-time internship) or Summer (a one-quarter full-time internship). All internships are in-person and applicants are welcome to apply to one or both of these programs.

Winter and Spring 2023

  • A part-time commitment of ten hours a week from January 30, 2023, until June 7, 2023
  • Regular in-person program sessions at SCALAA and a varied and engaging set of cohort events

Summer 2023

  • June 26 through September 1, 2023 (10 weeks)
  • Full-time commitment (40 hours per week) with regular programming at SCALAA working alongside other interns, and graduate and faculty mentors


All research interns are fully compensated for their participation in the program. Compensation can take several forms, including hourly pay, stipends, or academic credit. Students who qualify for Federal Work-Study awards in 2022-23 should let us know about their eligibility when they apply. No formal experience is necessary!

For further information: email ‘About SCALAA’ to Professor Elaine Treharne: treharne [at] (treharne[at]stanford[dot]edu)