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Learn about careers in the humanities from WVU graduate students


Grad students to showcase humanities summer internships, discuss career opportunities  

Graduate students, faculty, staff, undergraduates and WVU community members with a passion for the humanities are invited to hear from doctoral students about their summer internship experiences working for various humanities-related employers.  

Showcase Details
Tuesday, Sept. 12 
4-5:30 p.m. 

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The showcase will feature seven graduate students from the departments of History and English as they:  

  • Share tips on how to secure summer internships in the humanities. 

  • Discuss workplace skills that helped lay the groundwork for their on-the-job success. 

  • Touch on available career options for those studying humanities fields.  

Those who are interested in learning more about in-demand workforce skills developed in the humanities, such as communicating complex ideas to public audiences, advocating for important social causes, and applying research skills to new areas of inquiry, should attend! 

2023 Humanities Summer Internship Participants 
History Department  
  • Zach Patrick – West Virginia and Regional History Center 
  • Stiffen Kamande – Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service 
  • Matthew Harris – National Cemetery Association 
  • Lani Kasten-Coffman – Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area  
English Department 
  • Gabriella Pishotti – Heinz History Center 
  • Qazi Arka Rahman – WVU Libraries  
  • Destinee Harper – WVU Higher Education in Prison Initiative and Appalachian Prison Book Project  

All students are recipients from this year’s Humanities Summer Internship program, which provides competitive funding for recipients to find internships in nonprofits, museums, community historical groups and other nonacademic settings.  

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