Due to the University’s current guidelines for COVID-19, only remote internships will be considered. All AGHI meetings and events will be held virtually.
New Humanities PhD Internship Program
The Humanities PhD Internship Program is a new summer funding opportunity for PhD students in the humanities and social sciences to pursue non-academic internships that would otherwise not be paid positions. Said program provides selected students with funding external from their department to conduct work in the non-academic realm. Below you will find all the requirements to apply for funding for your secured internship. We are extending the deadline until Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021.
Any and all PhD students in the humanities who are interested in trying out a career path external to academia should reach out to Lauren Mushro at firstname.lastname@example.org and Rhiannon Mayhugh at email@example.com for more information and resources and to schedule a conversation. Follow-up meetings will occur once all materials are turned in. We are also available to meet at any point before application submission to review any of your materials and provide feedback. We also have resources we can provide for preparing a resume and cover letter.
- Project Statement (1 page single-spaced)
- This statement should include a brief description of yourself and your studies, your research skills, and a description of the internship you will be participating in • Please additionally discuss how this experience will benefit your long-term career goals
- Note: This statement should be an exercise in how to market the skills you have learned at Hopkins to a potential job. The internship may or may not necessarily be directly related to your dissertation but should be related to your career goals. Please convince us of the value of this opportunity to reaching these goals and how your experiences have prepared you for this next step
- Intent to Apply Form
- This includes a sign off from your advisor and a confirmation of your internship opportunity
- Traditional 2-3 page Resume (Not in CV format)
- This should be the same resume you used to apply to the internship and should highlight skills that you can transfer from your graduate studies to non-academic careers
- Cover letter utilized to apply to the internship
- This should be the same cover letter you used to apply to the internship. This is typically a one-page statement of interest for the opportunity for which you are applying
The requirements can also be found in this shared folder, along with the intent to apply form and info session recording: https://livejohnshopkins-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/rmayhug1_jh_edu/EuKmFW6-U79KtFPuT9lKD-8Bycc_Fzr2M5Zy54L4pcJvHA?e=E4bSjW. Please feel free to reach out to Rhiannon or Lauren with any questions or revision help.
A few resources that might be useful when preparing your materials:
Roshni Rao, the director of the PHutures program, holds weekly sessions to discuss resume building and job searches. Be sure to check out the PHutures website for upcoming weekly events: https://provost.jhu.edu/integrative-learning-and-life-design/life-design/phutures/.
AGHI Graduate Research Fellowship
AGHI is now accepting applications from Ph.D. students in the 10 humanities departments in KSAS, as well as the Anthropology, Political Theory, and History of Medicine programs, to become AGHI Graduate Research Fellows.
These one-semester fellowships:
- Are tenable in the spring 2022 semester
- Provide a full KSAS stipend, along with tuition costs equal to 20% of KSAS resident-student tuition, for the spring 2022 semester
- Are intended to replace any departmental teaching requirements
- Will come with access to AGHI space for work and meetings
AGHI fellows will be in the final stages of their dissertations with a high likelihood of completing their dissertations by the end of the academic year of the fellowship. Fellows will be free to devote their time to writing with few distractions and will only be expected to attend AGHI-sponsored events and meet as a group twice monthly with a faculty mentor to workshop their dissertations.
We will begin accepting applications beginning January 1, 2021. Submit the following to AGHI@jhu.edu, with the subject-heading “AGHI Graduate Research Fellowship Application,” by March 13, 2021
- Concise (max. 500 words) abstract of the dissertation, including its methods and approaches and its greater significance for the humanities
- Statement of work already accomplished and plan for work still to be done
- Letter of recommendation from your adviser. Please have your adviser send the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship Possibilities at the Library of Congress for Humanities Graduates and Faculty
The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public.
View information about the John W. Kluge Center on the Library of Congress website.
Career Development Opportunities
ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
Humanities and social sciences Ph.D. students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing users to:
- Assess their career-related skills, interests, and values
- Explore careers paths appropriate to their disciplines
- Create self-defined goals
- Map out the next steps for career and professional development success
ImaginePhD is an excellent career planning tool for the humanities and social sciences. For more information, please visit the Imagine PhD website.