UCHRI Summer 2017 PhD Research Internship

Description: The UCHRI PhD Research Internship Program is an opportunity for one UC graduate student to work with UCHRI’s system-wide programs for the summer, engaging in program development, scholarly communications, and public-facing program development and event coordination. The research intern will work 30 hours a week for eight weeks, typically between mid-June and early September 2017 (start and end dates are flexible). This is an opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in program development and administration and to help shape UC-wide humanities programming, especially as it relates to graduate student professionalization.

Who Can Apply: Current UC PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences (must be in good standing). Recent PhDs who graduated on or after December 2017 are also eligible.
Award: $5,500 stipend (dispersed in two installments) plus travel to, and lodging at, UC Irvine for the summer internship period.
Funding Source: UCHRI/UCOP
Application Opens: February 10, 2017 (online via FastApps)
Deadline: April 28, 2017 (11:59 pm PST). Apply (opens on February 10, 2017).
Funding Decision: It is expected that the award will be announced in late May.

Final award contingent upon available funding.

Description of Work

The Intern will work on a variety of UCHRI initiatives and projects including, but not limited to, the following:

Humanists@Work (Humwork)

  • Collaborate with UCHRI’s Assistant Director on workshop topics, speaker selection, and event planning for the Fall 2018 Humanists@Work workshop
  • Continue developing a UC PhD alumni database, including reaching out to alums via email and designing a forum for featuring this information on the website
  • Conduct research related to best practices for graduate student professionalization

UCHRI Programs and Communications

  • Work with teams of researchers, including faculty, post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff on UCHRI’s Mellon-funded grant Horizons of the Humanities
  • Work in collaboration with UCHRI Research Communications Project Manager to communicate program events and news via UCHRI social media outlets
  • The possibility to develop and pursue a personal project related to the work of UCHRI more broadly

Application Details

Applications from prospective applicants are accepted exclusively online via UCHRI’s FastApps system.

Required documents include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (NOT CV) (up to 2 pages)
  • Recommendation Letter (to be submitted through FastApps no later than May 5, 2017) from any UC source, including faculty, academic staff, and current or previous employers. The referee should also verify your enrollment in good standing in a humanities or humanistic social sciences department at a UC.

For program related questions, please contact Suedine Nakano, Program Officer, at snakano@hri.uci.edu.

For technical assistance with FastApps, contact techsupport@hri.uci.edu.

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