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HumanitiesX Announces Documentary Corps Internship

As part of our 2020-21 initiatives, HumanitiesX is launching a new internship, the DePaul Documentary Corps. The internship can accommodate up to fifteen students in each of its winter and spring quarter sections.

As Corps members, students will conduct, transcribe, and edit remote interviews with DePaul stakeholders—including other students, scholars, alumni, and community partners—on topics such as the pandemic and the fight for racial justice. Our primary internship partner is DePaul’s Special Collections and Archives, which will add the materials that students collect to their “Documenting Covid-19” collection.

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ISP 392 will be in a format that is between a course and an internship, with frequent synchronous meetings facilitated by Prof. Lisa Dush, in which students will discuss oral history and documentary practice and ethics, and do hands-on work to learn methods for conducting interviews and processing, editing, and circulating interviews and narratives. To amplify the professional learning in the course, the course will frequently welcome to its synchronous meetings guest speakers and workshop leaders from Chicago-area libraries, museums, and arts, culture, and community organizations.

ISP 392 will meet synchronously most Mondays and Wednesdays, in the 1:00-2:30 period. Interested students can join the winter-quarter section by registering on Campus Connect—no special application is necessary.