Call for Applications: Education and Outreach Fellow

Medical Heritage Library, Inc.
Summer 2019


The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. (MHL) is a collaborative digitization and discovery organization committed to providing open access to history of medicine and health resources. We aspire to be a visible, research-driven history of medicine and health community that serves a broad, interdisciplinary constituency. Our goal is to make high-quality content available online free of charge and to simplify and centralize the discovery of these resources.


The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) seeks a motivated fellow to assist in the continuing development of our education and outreach programs.  Hosted by one of our member institutions in New York, Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, or San Francisco, the fellow will develop curated topical collections or sets for MHL website drawn from the over 280,000 items in our Internet Archive library. These curated collections provide a means for our visitors to discover the richness MHL materials on a variety of topics relevant to the history of health and the health sciences.  As part of this work, the fellow will have an opportunity to enrich metadata in MHL records in Internet Archive to support certain types of scholarship/inquiry, such as women and gender studies, disability studies, or issues of race and equity in healthcare. The fellow will also begin developing educational materials tied to K-12 and/or university level curriculum.

The fellowship is paid and may be taken for course credit.


  • Based on the input of MHL members and others, work on the creation of curated sets of materials drawn from MHL collections.
  • Develop educational materials tied to K-12 and/or university level curriculum
  • Enrich MHL metadata to highlight underrepresented topics in our Internet Archive collections.
  • Regularly create blog posts and other type of social media for posting to MHL accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position is open to all qualified graduate students with a strong interest in medical or health history, with additional interests in library/information science or education. Strong communication and collaboration skills a must. Fellows are expected to learn quickly and work independently. 


The fellowship will take place anytime between the end of May 2019-mid-August 2019


20 hours per week, over 12 weeks.



To apply, please provide the following:

    Cover letter documenting interest in position

    Curriculum Vitae

    2 References

Please submit your application materials by April 30th, 2019 to:

Attn: Fellowship committee


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