Internships/ Alternative Field Placements

We want YOU to join our team!

Each year Digital Human Library hosts Bachelor of Education students across the country to work in a variety of positions as interns. Internships/ Alternative Field Placements provide students with hands-on real world experiences in education with opportunities to learn and network with others.

The next generation of Canada’s entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators require a broad set of skills to succeed in and contribute to the global economy. To meet this need, universities are equipping students with career-boosting learning experiences, such as co-ops and internships, research projects and mentorship programs. 

~ Co-ops and Internships published by Universities Canada, 2018

Digital Human Library is proud to be an organization committed to helping students develop the necessary skill sets to be successful in today’s job market. We hope you will consider an internship/ placement with Digital Human Library.

Working with and for the incredible Digital Human Library provided me with opportunities to build invaluable skills and relationships. Never before would I have thought I’d be the one creating experiences and activities for thousands of teachers and students across Canada. Watching my work come to life was more than I ever could have asked for!”

~ Aniya Kaeja, Intern 2016

Who are Digital Human Library Interns?

We look for people who demonstrate passion for their role, dedication, and commitment to furthering learning for students and the development of Digital Human Library. Above all, our interns must:

  • Possess a desire to make a positive difference in education for kids
  • Be serious about their commitment
  • Treat others with kindness, empathy and respect
  • Be committed and open to new learning
  • Have energy, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and strong social skills

Meet Our Interns 2018-2019

Emily Asselin is a teacher candidate at Lakehead University in Orillia, Ontario. During her undergrad, she studied Sociology and Psychology. She is currently enrolled in a Digital Media Literacy course and is excited to bring her new knowledge of digital networking into the classroom! Emily’s focus with the Digital Human Library is on designing digital graphics for use on the dHL Facebook page, continuation of monthly podcasts with dHL experts, and development of a networking curriculum. Emily is very excited to be working with the Digital Human Library to further develop her knowledge and skills so that students in her classroom have the opportunity to use technology to expand their creativity, communication skills, and overall success! Ms. Asselin’s Educational Blog

Amy Canning is a teacher candidate at the University of Western Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University. During her Alternative Field Experience, she will be working on onboarding experts to the Digital Human Library catalog who fit into the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. She is excited to connect with educators and experts who are ambassadors for educating youth through the use of SDGs. She looks forward to using her new skills and knowledge from this experience to prepare her future students for the 21st Century.

Rebecca Goorts is a teacher candidate at Lakehead University. She has an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, majoring in Geography and Media Studies, with a minor in Sociology. Rebecca is passionate about incorporating new technologies into the classroom to encourage and improve student learning. Through her internship with dHL, Rebecca is looking forward to gaining new skills such as creating podcasts and enhancing her skills by creating graphics and doing research. These are skills that Rebecca is excited to take into her teaching career and providing similar opportunities for students to embrace their media and networking skills. Goorts’ Gearbox

Jennifer Potts is a teacher candidate at the University of Western Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health, with a minor in Psychology from Carleton University. During her Alternative Field Experience, she will be working with the Kid’s Guide to Canada through the dHL, as well as with CoreAtlas through Mind My Education. Jennifer is looking forward to seeing how students can connect with and learn about other communities all over Canada. Furthermore, she is excited to learn more about CoreAtlas and help to create resources for the map. As an aspiring teacher, she is eager to bring these technological tools and new skills she will develop into her future classroom!

Emily Wong is a teacher candidate at the University of Ottawa. She has a Bachelor’s of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Environment and Resource Studies (Honours), with a minor in Geography. Emily is passionate about connections-based learning and inviting experts into the classroom. She believes every student needs a connection to a caring mentor figure and works to build these connections around the world. Through her Community Service Learning Placement with dHL, Emily looks forward to learning how the ONedMentors Connect project can serve this need for mentorship in the teaching profession. Emily will be putting her skills to the test in discovering the experiences of ONedMentors Connect participants and collaborating to create a top-notch professional development experience for all teachers.

Internship Opportunities

Interns working with Digital Human Library will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of roles and responsibilities depending on their interests and strengths.

  • Blogging
  • Curation/ Catalogue Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Podcasting
  • Program Development
  • Provincial Library Curation
  • Research
  • Resource Development
  • Social Innovation Projects
  • Social Media Marketing (Twitter, Facebook, etc)
  • Web Development and/or Support
  • Other… we welcome ideas for contributions outside of the opportunities listed here!

Additional Information about Internships at Digital Human Library

Internship Requirements and Process

Please consult with your educational institution for information about their requirements and the process for enrolling in an internship program.

Ready to connect to discuss an opportunity with Digital Human Library? Contact us!