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Harry Ransom Center Internship

Plan II offers an internship program at the Harry Ransom Center that is designed to provide a Plan II senior or advanced junior with experience in the nature and operations of a major humanities research center. The experience gained by interns will benefit them in their own research projects, in possible graduate studies, and even as a career option in such fields as librarianship, museum studies, archival or curatorial work, as well as public affairs, marketing, public programming and event management.

Once selected, interns will choose from a variety of opportunities within the center.  These vary from year to year, but will likely include:

  • processing collections
  • teaching with the collections
  • planning exhibitions
  • doing editorial and publicity work
  • working on website enhancement projects
  • marketing and public affairs

Harry Ransom Center

Academic year 2017-2018:

The Plan II internship is available for the academic year 2017-2018. Internships begin the second week of classes and conclude on the last class day each semester. Most interns work in a single department throughout the year, but some choose to change at semester break.

The position offers a stipend of $1500 per semester, for which the intern is expected to work an average of 10-hours per week. The position is non-benefits eligible. The student must be registered for a minimum of twelve* hours of coursework and be able to work in the US without restrictions in order to be eligible for the stipend.  In addition, students may earn academic credit through the internship courses offered by Liberal Arts Career Services.

ApplyingAn applicant should provide the following:

  • a one-page resumé,
  • a letter from the student describing his/her interest and qualifications,
  • and a letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member or someone who knows the candidate's professional qualification pertinent to this internship

Both letters should be addressed to the attention of Andi Gustavson, Instructional Services Coordinator. 

In order to be considered, all application materials should be delivered to the Plan II office or through the Box Submission widget below.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE 2017-2018 INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2017.

*Students in their graduating semester may be registered for six (6) hours of coursework. If you believe you will be eligible to take 6 credit hours during the spring 2018 semester, please plan to discuss this option further with Katie O'Donnell, Plan II Academic Advisor, before applying.


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