One unpaid internship will be available in the summer of 2020 to students in the Internship stream of Trent’s MA program in English Literature (Public Texts). The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor James Neufeld on his digital edition of the diaries of the Canadian literary figure, Robertson Davies. Advance training is required, and will be provided, in coding original manuscript materials, using the conventions established by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), the international standard for encoding literary and academic texts.

As access to the diaries of Robertson Davies is strictly controlled by his literary estate, the intern will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement before beginning work on the project.

During the internship, the successful applicant will be responsible for encoding one or more years of the diaries as an XML document, using Oxygen, a proprietary editing software. Accuracy and attention to detail will be essential to a successful internship. Previous knowledge of XML coding, or the TEI conventions, is not a requirement.

The internship will provide valuable experience in the use of XML, the markup language standard in the fields of digital editing and digital publishing. The coding skills acquired should thus enhance the intern’s cv when applying for employment in these fields.

For more information about the Davies Diaries editorial project, see

Contact: Professor James Neufeld ( before January 1, 2020.