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Graduate Intern (Faculty Fellows Program Coordinator)

Position Title: Graduate Intern (Faculty Fellows Program Coordinator)

Fall 2019 Work Dates: 8/27/19 – 12/13/19

Weekly Work Hours: 10 hours per week; must be available to work on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM; other 6 hours are flexible.


The Humanities Institute is seeking a Graduate Intern to support the Director and Program Coordinator in the organization and administration of HI’s Fall 2019 Faculty Fellows Seminar on “Narrative Across the Disciplines.” 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 departments in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Communication, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts, and the School Law.

The responsibilities of the Graduate Intern include:

  • Attending weekly faculty seminars and writing blog posts about the meetings on HI’s blog Thinking in Community;
  • Preparing and distributing weekly packets of reading materials, to be provided by the faculty seminar leader in advance;
  • Communicating with faculty fellows to assess needs, ensure preparation for seminar meetings, and process special requests, including notice of absence and requests to bring additional guests;
  • Collaborating with Program Coordinator and Communications Assistant to promote Faculty Fellows’ research and publications;
  • Attending weekly staff meetings (schedule permitting);
  • Assisting the Director and Program Coordinator with other tasks as needed.

This position will have scheduled hours during normal business hours, which are 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Graduate Intern is encouraged to attend the Distinguished Visiting Lectures, which will take place on Wednesday evenings during the semester (approximately 1 per month).

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 in the following areas:

  • Coordinating a faculty development program designed to promote interdisciplinary scholarship on campus.
  • Writing about interdisciplinary faculty research in a format that is accessible and appealing to students and to the public;
  • Working and communicating effectively as part of a team to promote humanities education and scholarship on campus;
  • Interacting and communicating with faculty from a wide variety of disciplines; and,
  • Contributing to the work of an academic center with an interdisciplinary and public mission.


The successful applicant will:

  • Have a strong interest or experience in the humanities
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Be punctual, reliable, and consistently available during scheduled hours
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Communicate effectively, in person, via email, and by telephone
  • Be team-oriented
  • Be proactive

Supervisors’ names: Pauline Strong, Professor of Anthropology and Director, Humanities Institute, and Kathryn North, Program Coordinator, Humanities Institute

If interested, please submit a cover-letter, resume or CV, and names and emails of three references to Kathryn North at by August 1, 2019.


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