To be competitive in an ever-changing job market, graduate students in today's humanities fields need experiential learning opportunities in addition to their research training. UT Humanities graduate students now have an opportunity to hone their skills in communications and outreach thanks to two internships offered at the UT Humanities Center: the internship in “Humanities Media and Communications” and the internship in “Humanities Programs Development.”
Each paid internship fosters collaboration between graduate students and UTHC staff on projects ranging from website development to high school outreach programs. Graduate students in all of the nine departments represented by the Humanities Center receive invitations to apply and are interviewed through a formal application process. The internships run throughout the summer months and may be renewed in fall and spring terms of the following academic year.
In addition to their pay, interns are assigned an office of their own at the UT Humanities Center for the run of the internship, have access to all Center facilities and amenities, and meet weekly with staff to oversee specific programs and outreach activities.
The “Humanities Media and Communications” intern works with the UTHC staff on communications, including maintenance of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, writing and distribution of publicity materials and special interest stories, website maintenance, and other media communications tasks.
The “Humanities Programs Development” position gives training in advising to student groups and developing graduate and undergraduate student initiatives at the Center.
We are grateful to the College of Arts and Sciences for funding these internships, which directly support the College’s VolVision goals.
Those seeking more information about the UT Humanities Center graduate student internships should contact the Center at 974-4222.