Accepting Internship Applications!
CDSC, Writers Retreats and more...
Create Caribbean Office is CLOSED
Create Caribbean Office at Dominica State College campus will be closed from August 15th to September 2nd, 2022.
The office will be open on Monday, September 5th, 2022.
CDSC Official Website is Live!
The Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective (CDSC) has launched its official website and social media! Visit the website to read more about the collective:
CDSC annual Mirco-grant program is accepting submissions to support innovative digital scholarship in and about the Caribbean! The deadline is September 20th, 2022. Read more about the opportunity here: http://cdscollective.org/micro-grants/cfp2022/
Accepting Internship Applications
Create Caribbean’s Research and Service Learning Internship Applications are open until August 31st, 2022. Only current students of DSC or students applying to DSC are eligible. Applications are only complete once the recommendation form from a teacher/academic advisor has been submitted.
Apply here: https://forms.gle/vSbcVu6To8xwPrCk6
Share this recommendation form with a past teacher or academic mentor: https://forms.gle/meaKTWPkhTtDWEPw6
Thanks to the Mellon Foundation grant awarded to the Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective, the internship program structure has been developed to be more robust in its development of Caribbean Digital Studies, providing students with a more comprehensive enrichment experience and additional training in computational methods as they apply to the study of humanities, arts and social sciences.
The activities of Create Caribbean Research Institute, including the internship, focus on topics of cultural preservation, literacy and literary studies, digital literacy, environmentalism and sustainability, and youth advocacy in Dominica and the Caribbean.
Apply today for the opportunity to engage in academic, personal, and professional development in a supportive learning environment through Create Caribbean Research Internship!
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Words from our 2nd Year graduating intern ZebadiJah Maxwell about her 2-year internship at Create Caribbean:
“Becoming an intern of Create Caribbean has truly been a magnificent decision. The time I have spent as a Create Caribbean Intern has been a wonderful and memorable experience.
From the first day, I have been continuously learning and discovering. With the exploration of digital humanities, I have been introduced to new tools and software that I had never known of before. So much so, with the creation of a large project; Visualizing Caribbean Literature, I was able to create my individual project, The Historical Treasure Hunt. It has been tremendously fun to deepen my knowledge and broaden my view of the technological world. It has also been wholesome and unique, in the moments I spent with my peers and other Create Caribbean members. The stress we shared over the spreadsheet, the joy we shared over the code running, the relief we shared over the project coming together so beautifully. All this and so much more has linked and bonded us together from strangers to proud interns, and friends.
Every journey has chaos, yet the chaos faced as an intern was alleviated when Dr. Esprit removed the rigid guidelines and deadlines on work which allowed us to focus on other subjects with more constraints but with peace of mind. This was due to the fact we had one less course that demanded a lot from us. This allowed times of recuperation and motivation to keep pushing forward and to enjoy the new yet unknown waters.
I am extremely grateful for this experience and I believe that the skills I have developed and improved during my time as an intern will go on to help me as I delve deeper into my chosen field. Create Caribbean Research Technology and Community Internship is a fulfilling and engaging one that I believe future interns would love to be a part of it just as much as I have.”
Our Intern Commons Site is Up!
The Intern Commons is a space where the public can learn about our internship program, see who our interns are for the current academic year, and access individual and collaborative projects worked on throughout the years. This space also allows students interested in joining the internship program to review the program criteria to join and access the application form. Current and past interns can also log in to the portal to access their courses and network with each other.
Visit the site at: http://commonsbox.createcaribbean.org/
Writers Retreat #2 is on the way!
Create Caribbean’s Writers Retreat #2 will be held from the 16th -18th of September at Sea Cliff Cottages. Take this opportunity to write in a serene space with inspiring mentors and a supportive writing community!
EC$260 Individual Room
EC$120 Shared Room
EC$25 Join Virtually
Register here: https://forms.gle/LMzwBhbEpLc5qnHd6
Stay tuned for more info and follow us on social media!
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