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 gain
internships in nonacademic settings such as publishing, nonprofit organizations,
museums, and community historical groups. By working outside their departmental
home, these students 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 $2000 and $4000;
award amounts are at the discretion of the department, and it may provide additional
funding to support students.
Applicants must be:
enrolled in a History or English doctoral program.
in good academic standing, as defined by the program.
have applied for an internship by the time an application is submitted for this
Must complete a minimum of 240 hours at an internship placement during the summer
enroll for 1 credit during the summer 2018 term in their prospective department.
Please contact the department's graduate program director for more information about the application process for this opportunity.
Selected students will receive:
An internship supplemental stipend refund in an amount between $2000 and $4000.
Note that the amount amount is at the discretion of the department and may
A 1-credit University tuition waiver from the Office of Graduate Education and
Life (OGEL). University fees and college tuition are the student’s responsibility.
Internship Reporting Requirements
Please contact the department’s Program Director to learn about the internship reporting requirements.
The English and History departments will submit selected students’ names to OGEL by Monday, April 16, 2018.