The UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab provides students with an innovative team-based applied learning opportunity through a three-credit (4 weeks, 30 hours per week) paid internship in narrative-based research. Interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students work with a faculty or staff Project Leader to utilize diverse research methods, modes of analysis, and technical tools to produce public-facing final projects.
The program objective is to provide students with a professional research experience while learning to tell effective stories and amplify voices to the general public. For example, projects could engage with archived texts and images to develop websites, build podcasts from oral history or ethnographic interviews, or work with communities on documentary films and digital stories.
This program is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Activities Advisory Committee, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and Summer/Winter Programs.