Are you a passionate writer, with a creative eye and love for all things data? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

D-Lab is looking for a UC Berkeley graduate student, for the position of a blog and grant writer who can support both the D-Lab and Digital Humanities in keeping their respective blogs active and also helping with grant applications. This position would be hired as a GSR at 50%.

About D-Lab:

D-Lab provides cross-disciplinary resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs. Networking with other Berkeley centers and facilities and with our departments and schools, we offer our services to researchers across the disciplines and underwrite the breadth of excellence of Berkeley’s graduate programs and faculty research. D-Lab builds networks through which Berkeley researchers can connect with users of social science data in the off-campus world.

About Digital Humanities:

Digital Humanities at Berkeley supports the thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry by offering project consulting, summer workshops, grants. Digital Humanities at Berkeley is a partnership between the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities and Research IT in the Office of the CIO. It is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Qualifications for Blogger:

  • Demonstrated competency in writing (200 word writing sample)

  • Current UC Berkeley graduate students in the semester in which they teach

  • Have experience with writing about data and events

  • Good story-telling skills

  • Be able to deliver at least one blog entry for D-Lab and Digital Humanities every week

  • Excellent spelling and grammar - US English

  • Ability to do cover events, conduct research and interviews with those affiliated with D-Lab and Digital Humanities, in order to source content

  • Preferably from School of Journalism or Department of English at UC Berkeley

Applicants should fill out this application.

For any questions or clarifications, please contact Deepa Kalpathi at