One Library Data Services intern will collaborate with librarians to develop a web application using R and Shiny that will allow faculty, staff, and students across our campuses to explore data that measures how Middlebury faculty, students, and staff view library and computing services. The data will be extracted from the biennial Measuring Information Services Outcomes (MISO) Survey. The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey sent to faculty, staff, and a sample of students at Middlebury every other year. The results of the MISO Survey help us to understand how the campus uses and values information services, as well as satisfaction levels with these services.
An interest in open source development and a desire to contribute to assessment technology at higher-ed institutions is important. The data from the survey will need to be cleaned and standardized before developing the Shiny application, and all scripts and development will need to be well documented with the goal of sharing the code with other institutions so that they will be able to build on the work done at Middlebury. In addition to working with librarians to understand the data, clean it, and develop the Shiny web application, there will be opportunities to explore other facets of working in an information science profession, including shadowing Research & Instruction librarians in their work and informational interviews with a variety of library staff.
Write R scripts to clean and standardize SPSS data files for use in R/Shiny
Develop a prototype Shiny web application for use by the larger Middlebury community
In conjunction with the Digital Scholarship & User Experience Librarian and the Data Services Librarian, design and execute user testing of the prototype application
Propose and, where possible, make revisions to the prototype based on testing
Shadow select library staff in various library departments
Document all aspects of the data cleaning and application development
Keep a daily work/learning journal
The Library Data Services internship offers students the opportunity to learn about library and information science careers for individuals with data science and/or programming skills. Librarians, even those who work primarily with data, wear many hats, and the intern will get a chance to see the wide variety of work that happens ‘behind the scenes’ in libraries. Through seeing the development of a web application from beginning to deployment, the intern will also gain valuable experience in project development, documentation, and sustainable programming. In developing and executing user testing of the application, the intern will gain experience in user-centered design, UX research, and stakeholder communications. Finally, the intern will gain experience in reflective self-assessment through keeping a daily work and learning journal.
Computer science or data science experience preferred.
Knowledge of the R programming language, including the RStudio IDE and the tidyverse package required.
Experience with the R web application package Shiny preferred.
Curiosity about library and information science, digital scholarship, or alt-academic careers strongly preferred.
Strong documentation and communication skills required.
The successful candidate will be required to sign a Non-disclosure Agreement due to the possible exposure to sensitive data.
The successful candidate must be responsible, energetic, and able to work well both independently and as part of a team.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is hiring for a 10-week paid cybersecurity internship featuring Cyber Fire instruction and data manipulation. We offer two tracks to choose from: Investigation Track and Research Track
Investigation Track: Students learn the necessary concepts and skills for responding effectively to cyber security incidents. The goal is to provide participants with the equivalent skills and experience one would obtain working a full month on a professional Incident Response team dealing with an Advanced Persistent Threat intrusion. Students are trained on the three core pillars of incident response: Host Forensics, Network Archaeology and Malware Analysis. Students are also given the opportunity to learn about Incident Coordination and Operational Technology.In addition to classroom training and lectures, students spend most of their time working on a small team project investigating real data from a historical incident. At the conclusion of the program, students present their findings to senior management in standard incident reporting format.
Research Track: Students apply their skills to develop innovative solutions to help address national cyber threats. Students work in small teams on a cyber research project, guided by mentors with scientific and computing expertise in the cyber domain. Projects may include:
data integrity (steganography, encryption, adversarial machine learning)
intrusion detection and analysis (malware reverse engineering, network/protocol analysis)
cyber-physical system security (complex systems, physical attacks against cyber systems)
For more information on research areas see csr.lanl.gov. Students gain experience in communicating their work through posters and oral presentations. In addition, students attend seminars by LANL researchers and external visitors and given the opportunity to take short courses in core cyber subjects outlined in the Incident Response Track.
IBM Extreme Blue – There are internships, and then there’s Extreme Blue.Think of it as the opportunity to unleash your technical ingenuity and business acumen in the professional world – with the support, expertise and backing of one of the world’s leading technology companies. Extreme Blue at IBM isn’t your average internship. It’s a race against time – with the 12 week timeline compelling you to prove your creativity, passion and knowledge to deliver some of the most innovative solutions to real business challenges. Your task? Work in a team to develop an idea to address a real-world challenge confronting part of IBM’s business – and then turn that idea into a real product. When the 12 weeks are up, you’ll showcase it to our executives, business partners and clients. Expectations will be high and the results will be scrutinised closely. So, it’s not an easy ride – but we guarantee it’ll be an incredible experience.
Microsoft – Empower your future—start your career at Microsoft. If you’re a student or recent graduate, they have programs, internships, and full-time opportunities available all over the world. Take a look and find the right job for you.
Google – Middlebury has a great relationship with Google and there are a number of Midd Alums there.
Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!
The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st.
You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:
and new ventures
You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.
Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening.
This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!
Curious about what it feels and looks like to run your own business?
Interested in learning more about the intricacies and highlights of starting a tech startup as a recent grad? Come meet Coumba Winfield ’17, MiddChallenge grant recipient, founder of app PopGig and currently self-employed as a graphic and web designer based in Burlington, VT. This talk and Q&A session will take place on Monday, October 7th at 5pm in the new location of the Old Stone Mill at 82 Weybrdge.
The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for its J-Term course Middlebury Entrepreneurs. This is a visiting instructor-led winter term course taught by the team at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). The goal of the class is to provide student entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge necessary for developing their ideas for a new business, tech company or social organization into a full-fledged startup.
Innovation Hub staff members and Sam Roach-Gerber, one of the instructors from VCET, will be holding an info session on Wednesday, October 2nd at 4.30pm in the Conference Room of the Innovation Hub. Join us if you are interested in learning more about the course or apply now to the course at go/MiddE20. Email Meron Benti ’19 mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions in the meantime.