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Harry Ransom Center Internship

Plan II offers an internship program at the Harry Ransom Center that is designed to provide advanced undergraduates 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
  • preserving collection materials
  • planning exhibitions
  • doing editorial and publicity work
  • working on website enhancement projects
  • marketing and public affairs

Harry Ransom Center

The internship will be for the entire academic year, fall and spring semesters; beginning the second week of classes and concluding on the last class day.  Interns are asked to commit to a particular department for at least one full semester.  Most interns work in a single department the entire year, but some choose to change at semester break.  

The position is not a benefits-eligible one, but there is a stipend of $1500 per semester, for which the intern is expected to put in 10-hours of work each week.  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 Danielle Sigler, Associate Director for Scholarly Programs.  The letters should be attached to the resumé and submitted in hard copy format to the Plan II Office by the deadline.


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