VIDA seeks determined, meticulous, thorough interns to assist with the VIDA Count, our well-publicized annual tally of the gender disparity in publishing. It is the counter’s job to research and determine the gender identity of writers as well as the genre of the work published. The VIDA Count will require interaction and use of the following programs:
The 2017 internship will run August 2017 through March 2018. Counters must be able to commit to the full term. Counters spend an average of 5 hours per week on the project, in a combination of solo tallying work and team numbers reconciliation sessions. Applications for the 2017 Count are due by July 15, 2017.
If you are interested in becoming a Counter for the VIDA Count, please send a resume and letter of interest with subject line “VIDA Counter Candidate [Surname]” to Sara Iacovelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.