OUP 2005 Francis March Research Internship

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Apr 22 16:33:50 UTC 2005

Fellow ADS-Lers: please encourage your undergrad students to apply for
the internship below.


Oxford University Press, the world’s premier dictionary publisher, is
pleased to announce the 2005 Francis March Research Internship.

The intern will work with the U.S. Lexical Reference Department
assisting with lexicographical work on the Historical Dictionary of
American Slang. The work will include digital and library research,
online XML editing, fact-checking, proofing, some line-editing, and
other tasks.

The successful applicant will be undertaking undergraduate studies at
an accredited North American university and will speak North American
English as a first language. Applicants should have above-average
research skills, experience using full-text databases or processing
large amounts of data, and a high level of computer literacy. Typing
skills are a must, although this is not a humdrum data-entry job. An
understanding of XML and regular expressions searching would be an
asset. Well-read candidates with varied personal and professional
backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

This internship is not available to overseas candidates.

The internship is unpaid, although daily commuting costs will be
reimbursed and interns will be given OUP books for their personal use.
Interns will work part-time (15 to 30 hours a week) at OUP's New York
City offices. Work schedules will be flexible and will be arranged with
the successful applicant.

Applications for this position will only be accepted by email or postal
mail. Please do not call about the internship. With a resume or CV,
include a cover letter detailing any experience with research, digital
databases, or language-related projects, and any other pertinent

The deadline for application is May 14, 2005.

Send applications to:

Grant Barrett
grant.barrett at oup.com
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

The Francis March Research Internship is named after philologist and
educator Francis Andrew March (1825-1911), an early American
contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary. March published "A
Comparative Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language" in 1870, was consulted
on Funk & Wagnall's "Standard Dictionary of the English Language"
published in 1895, and published the first edition of his famed
thesaurus in 1902. He was president of the American Philological
Association 1873-1874 and 1895-1896, of the Spelling Reform Association
after 1876, and of the Modern Language Association from 1891-1893.

Last year's Francis March Research intern was Jessica Lasak, of
Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., where Francis March worked and
taught for 50 years. Ms. Lasak has since been accepted to Villanova
University's English Program for Graduate Studies.

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