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Faculty Fellows Seminar Graduate Intern

Position Title: Faculty Fellows Seminar Graduate Intern


The Humanities Institute is seeking a Graduate Intern or an Advanced Undergraduate Intern to support the Director and Program Coordinator in the organization and administration of HI’s Fall 2017 Faculty Fellows Seminar on “Health, Well-Being, Healing.” The Faculty Seminar meets weekly during the academic year and is designed to promote intellectual collaboration and collegiality across college and departmental lines. Our Fall Fellows include faculty from various COLA departments, as well as faculty in Communications and in Social Work.

The responsibilities of the Graduate Intern include:

  • Maintaining an updated list of Faculty Fellows, their research topics, and a weekly seminar schedule;
  • Communicating with faculty fellows to assess needs, ensure preparation for seminar meetings, and process special requests, including notice of absence or requests to bring additional guests;
  • Preparing and distributing weekly packets of reading materials, to be provided by seminar leader in advance;
  • Ordering groceries and catering for weekly seminar meetings;
  • Collaborating with the Program Coordinator to write blog posts about seminar meetings on HI’s blog Thinking in Community;
  • Collaborating with Program Coordinator and Communications Assistant to promote Faculty Fellows’ research and publications; and
  • Attending weekly staff meetings.

This position will have scheduled hours during normal business hours, which are 9-5 M-F. The Graduate Intern will also need to be available for two Distinguished Visiting Lectures, which will take place on Wednesday evenings during the semester.

Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Institute’s  Director and Faculty Fellows, and will gain hands-on experience coordinating an academic program designed to promote interdisciplinary scholarship on campus. In addition, the Graduate Intern will learn to


  • Strong writing skills
  • Interest or experience in the humanities
  • Punctual and consistently available during scheduled hours
  • Detail-oriented
  • Communicates effectively in person, via email, and by phone
  • Team-oriented
  • Proactive

Supervisors’ names: Clare Callahan, PhD, Program Coordinator, and Pauline Strong, Director, Humanities Institute and Professor of Anthropology

If interested, please submit a cover-letter and resume or CV to Dr. Clare Callahan at by August 1, 2017. Interested applicants may also visit our Faculty Fellows blog for a sense of the kind of research that our seminar fosters. 

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