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Humanities Summer Internships

The Humanities Summer Internship program is an innovative opportunity for doctoral students in the humanities to gain transferable skills for career paths inside and outside academia.

This program provides competitive funding for doctoral students enrolled in the Departments of History or English to participate in internships in nonacademic settings such as publishing, nonprofit organizations, museums, and community historical groups.

By working outside your departmental home, you can develop valuable abilities to communicate complex ideas to public audiences, advocate for important social causes, and apply their research skills to new areas of inquiry.

Award amounts will range between $2,000 and $4,000; award amounts are at the discretion of each department, and departments may provide additional funding to support students.

A 1-credit University tuition waiver will also be offered by the Office of Graduate Education and Life. (University fees and college tuition are your responsibility to pay).


Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a History or English doctoral program.
  • Be in good academic standing, as defined by the program.
  • Have applied for an internship by the time an application is submitted for this program.
  • Plan to complete a minimum of 240 hours at an internship placement during the summer term.
  • Enroll for 1 credit during the summer term through their department.


Please contact the department's graduate program director for more information about the application process for this opportunity.


The English and History Departments will submit selected students’ names to the Office of Graduate Education and Life by Monday, April 15, 2024.

Internship Reporting Requirements

Please contact your department’s program director to learn about internship reporting requirements.