Summer Opportunities For Graduate Students.
Internships and Career Development Opportunities
Here you can find internship opportunities for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences arranged by application due date.
This calendar lists internship opportunities by the month in which applications have been due in the past. Make sure to check websites to determine availability and deadlines.
Note: Applications for internships and other programs are often due several months in advance. Exact dates of applications may change.
- Latino Heritage Program, Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) paid summer internship, various locations, United States. “HAF will select and oversee twenty three highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside NPS historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on cultural resources projects in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation…” All costs covered in addition to stipend.
- National Park Service Maritime Documentation Project, Washington, D.C. paid summer internship. “The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The selected recipient will serve as either a historian preparing researched historical reports or as an architect preparing measured drawings…” Recipient will receive a stipend of $7,000-10,000 for a 12-week period.
- National Park Service Heritage Documentation Programs paid summer work/internship.“Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for 2016 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the country…” Opportunities available throughout the United States.
- National Parks Historic Preservation Internship Training Program paid summer internships at various locations throughout the United States. “The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.”
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. summer internship. Applications due March 1; most opportunities are unpaid.
- American Society for Environmental History paid summer internships. The ASEH offers paid summer internships for graduate students to conduct historical research for private companies and NGOs.
- Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School educational opportunity, some scholarships available. The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School curriculum is designed to attract participants from all walks of life, from novices with little background in the field but who possess a love for heritage and a desire to learn, to undergraduate and graduate students, to practicing cultural resource professionals. The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program developed this Field School to provide participants with the opportunity to experience preservation firsthand.
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. fall internship. Applications due July 1; most opportunities are unpaid.
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. winter/spring internship. Applications due October 15; most opportunities are unpaid.
- Tompkins Fellowship, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. paid summer internship.“The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer. The Fellow will conduct research on a nationally significant U.S. building or site, and will prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection…” Recipient will receive a $10,000 stipend for a 12-week period.
- National Council On Public History Jobs Page: lists a diverse range of work and internship opportunities in the field of public history. This page is updated often and deadlines/compensation varies depending on position.
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation offers several summer opportunities.
Summer Funding/Fellowship Opportunities.
- NEH Summer Programs educational opportunity; stipend. Each summer the NEH offers tuition-free seminars covering a variety of humanities topics to educators. Doctoral students are among these participants. The NEH provides stipends $1,200-$3,900 to cover expenses for these one to five week long programs.
- UW Department of History, Digital History Summer Fellowship. Invites applications for grants of up to $2500 in support of digital history projects to be completed during the summer of the award year. Applicants must be History Department graduate students or faculty members. Funds are to be used exclusively for graduate student summer support.
Eligible Projects - Digital history proposals of all kinds are welcome. Digital history may encompass any the following: digital archives and publishing; digital mapping and visualization; text indexing and text mining; oral history and podcasting. This list is not exhaustive. Proposals do not need to lead to an online outcome. For example, a graduate student might propose to learn technical skills in support of dissertation research. Collaborative projects involving faculty and graduate students are encouraged.
Fellowship Guidelines and Expectations - Fellowship recipients will be called Digital History Fellows. Fellows will be expected to participate in two DH Fellows sessions: the first, at the end of spring quarter, will involve a brief exposition of project plans and goals; the second, at the beginning of fall quarter, will involve a brief presentation of results. Digital Fellows will be strongly encouraged to apply for follow-up funding through the Simpson Center for the Humanities digital initiatives. Digital Fellows may be asked to present their work at a Digital History Colloquium event or to contribute to DH curriculum efforts.
How to Apply - Proposal narratives (no more than 500 words) should state DH Fellowship goals and explain how the proposed project relates to graduate program goals, for example, how it might contribute to the dissertation or other elements of the applicant’s program. It should also include a timeline and a simple budget. Upload applications to https://goo.gl/forms/dWzT1rjpS4If1JVx2 by April 15. Please contact Alexandra Colley, Assistant to the Chair, Department of History (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any issues accessing this form.
- Washington Stories Fund (WA), Humanities Washington grant opportunity. $5,000 grant to produce a public history project. “The purpose of the Washington Stories Fund is to record and share with the broader community the little-known stories of people or groups whose contributions add to the cultural richness and health of Washington State…” Read more.
- The Simpson Center for the Humanities summer fellowship & grant opportunities for public projects in the humanities, digital humanities projects, and attendance at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, B.C. The Society of Scholars academic year fellowship is also considered during this funding round; applications open in October.