PhD Research Internship, Summer 2022

The UCHRI PhD Research Internship Program is an opportunity for one UC graduate student to work on UCHRI’s systemwide programs for the summer, engaging in program development and evaluation and scholarly communications. The research intern will work up to 30 hours a week for seven weeks, typically between July and September (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.

The Research 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 Associate Director on the development of a UC-wide networking database connecting current PhD students with alumni at work in the world. This new program will require that the research intern:
    • Research best practices regarding networking programs at the national, statewide, and campus level.
    • Collaborate with graduate student peers to ideate, create, and revise program requirements.
    • Develop a working prototype model for the pilot year of the program as well as evaluative tools to implement throughout the first year (for feedback on the program).
    • Identify and invite PhD alumni to participate in the program; determine which trainings, if any, will be necessary to begin the program in Fall 2022.
  • Develop campus-specific programming, in collaboration with faculty, staff, and graduate students around the system, related to UCHRI’s latest research publication Stories from the Field.

UCHRI Programs and Communications

  • Work with UCHRI’s team of researchers to develop the curriculum for a new program on leadership, including the identification of PhD humanities alumni to invite to the program.
  • Where needed, to help with publishing efforts regarding Foundry.
  • Contribute to planning for social media and other public-facing communications for above programs as well as UCHRI’s other systemwide programs.

Applications must be submitted online via Submittable by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.

Application Details

Applicants must be UC humanities and humanistic social science PhD students in good standing who have advanced to candidacy and have completed at least one chapter of their dissertation. Applicants must apply online via Submittable

Required documents include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (not CV) (2 pages max)
  • Recommendation Letter 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 Please include the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

For technical assistance, please contact Submittable at