AGHI Humanities Summer Internship Grant Opportunity

AGHI is pleased to announce support for Hopkins humanities students with an unpaid internship during the summer of 2020. Stipends will be awarded based on merit and need. The goal of these awards is to reduce financial pressure on students, allowing them to explore professional opportunities by choosing the best possible summer experience.

Eligibility: The grantee must be a declared humanities major or, if a freshman, a student who has demonstrated clear intent to pursue a humanities major through coursework, meetings with program faculty, extra-curricular activities, etc. Only current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible.

Awards will only be given to students who can demonstrate that they will be engaged in an unpaid summer experience of significant merit and time commitment.

To Apply: Send the following as a single PDF attachment by email to aghi@jhu.edu no later than May 1, 2020:

A letter describing anticipated summer activities, including details of time commitment, responsibilities, mentor-ship or supervision, or other evidence of seriousness of purpose, along with an explanation of the significance of the opportunity for academic and professional development and an explanation of why funds are necessary to take on this opportunity which includes a description of your anticipated costs.

Directed supporting materials are encouraged, including (as appropriate) a copy of the internship description, student’s internship application cover letter, confirmation of the offer of the internship, and communications from summer supervisors or mentors.

The letter of application must confirm that this is an unpaid experience. Students may be asked to demonstrate this and/or their commitment to the opportunity, depending on the circumstances.

Application Review: AGHI will review the applications promptly and expects to have replies to students by May 10.

Sheridan Libraries Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA) Co-Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and Singleton Library

Next deadline: March 9, 2020, by 11:59 p.m

The Sheridan Libraries Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA) are available for students working on research projects that draw on primary source materials in the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of the Sheridan Libraries at JHU. These collections span 5,000 years of rare and unique objects and texts, from ancient cuneiform tablets and Egyptian papyri fragments to illuminated medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, 20th century African American photography; U.S. suffrage movement records; and a growing LGBTQ collection.

DURA supports research conducted over the summer months only (May to August 2020) and are meant to be used as cost-of-living stipends for awardees for the duration of their research. In recent years, awards have consisted of $1,250 for a four-week research period and up to a maximum of $3,750 for a 12-week period of funding. Any additional research expenses during the research period must be drawn from the total amount of the student award, though some costs such as digitization may be possible without charge. Students typically live in Baltimore during this period and use the Libraries’ collections for intensive research. Research outcomes might take the form of a research essay, exhibition, digital project, film, or another production.


  • The fellowships are restricted to freshman, sophomore, and junior applicants; seniors graduating in 2021 are not eligible.
  • A minimum of 25 hours per week of work with the designated research materials is required during the summer months only.

Eligible Repositories

Application Instructions

Submit by email to the DURA Program contact, Joseph Plaster, at jplaster@jhu.edu

  1. A two- to three-page, single-spaced proposal that addresses each of the following:
    • the specific topic to be explored and question(s) you want to investigate
    • specific rare book, manuscript, oral history and/or archival materials in the Sheridan Libraries’ collections and (if relevant) at other archives that you propose to examine
    • qualifications for conducting the research (e.g., your undergraduate status, general academic interests, related classes, personal experience, work experience, related research)
    • your timeline for completion of the project scheduled in weekly intervals, including how often you and your mentor will meet about the project
    • expected outcome of the project (e.g., honors thesis, essay, exhibition, digital project, etc.)
    • an itemized award budget
  2. One letter of recommendation from your proposed faculty or curatorial DURA mentor, to include:
    • specific information about how long and in what capacity the faculty or curatorial mentor has known the student
    • the student’s academic strengths, qualifications, ability to conduct independent research
    • the general quality of the research proposal

The letter of recommendation may be sent directly via e-mail from your advisor directly to Joseph Plaster, at jplaster@jhu.edu.

Application deadline: March 9, 2020, by 11:59 p.m., all materials sent via e-mail to jplaster@jhu.edu. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed after that date.

Language diversity, Education, and Social Participation

It is with great pleasure that Universität Hamburg announces the 2020 courses of the Hamburg International Summer School:

  • Particles, Strings & Cosmology: 6 July – 31 July 2020 (up to 10 credits)
  • Language Diversity, Education and Social Participation: 6 July – 31 July 2020 (up to 10 credits)
  • Health Economics: 6 July – 24 July 2020 (up to 8 credits)

The Hamburg International Summer School provides three different courses every year; each of them consisting of a specialized research program and a supplementary program (including a language course, cultural events and day trips to Berlin and the Hanseatic city of Lübeck).

As a valued partner, we would like to offer 1 stipend to Johns Hopkins University students. The scholarship waives tuition fees of up to € 2,800 (including housing). We hope that this offer is of interest to your students.

It would be great if you could nominate 1 student eligible for the stipend by sending his or her name and email address via email at international-summerschool@uni-hamburg.de until 15 February 2020.

Aside from the stipend, further interested applicants from Johns Hopkins University will get a discount of 20% on tuition fees.

Critical Theory Workshop: Summer Program In Paris, July 2020

The 2020 summer program, directed by Gabriel Rockhill and Jennifer Ponce de León, will take place from June 29 to July 17 at the EHESS in central Paris. It is open to graduate students and faculty, as well as advanced undergraduates, independent researchers, writers and artists. Invited guests for 2020 thus far include, in addition to the directors, Timothy Bewes, Christine Delphy, Massimiliano Tomba and Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo. Past speakers have included thinkers like Seloua Luste Boulbina, Jacques Rancière and Domenico Losurdo.

The CTW/ATC summer school is an intensive research program whose primary objective is to provide an international forum for trans-disciplinary and comparative work in critical social theory, in the most expansive sense of the term. Participants are exposed to the work of contemporary thinkers and engage with current debates in the Francophone world and beyond. Special attention is paid to traditions of thought that have been excluded from the academy, including Marxism, anarchism, the black radical tradition, anticolonial theory, materialist feminism and radical ecological thought. The 2019 Workshop will be comprised of three interlocking components:

  • “Débats”: invited speakers debate on a common theme or question.
  • “Rencontres”: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.
  • “Groupes de travail”: the participants present and workshop their own research.

For more information and applications: https://criticaltheoryworkshop.com/2020-2/


See flyer here.

Career Development Opportunities

City Internships (CI) Summer Opportunity

CI is an accelerated learning provider offering private post-secondary, non-degree granting, full-time immersive in-person courses that combine intensive classroom-based workshops and seminars, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers.

For students and recent graduates, CI’s programs provide the skills, experience and links to employers necessary to launch successful careers in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving employment landscape.

Through generous CI Alumni, Student Aid offers grants up to $3,263 towards a CI Program of choice. All students and recent graduates are eligible for some aid, irrespective of where they study, and the average award last year was just under $2,000. Students can complete a student aid application here.

Summer programs continue to fill very quickly, interested students are encouraged to apply now.  Students who aim to rely on the Student Aid offerings are encouraged to submit an application to a Program as soon as possible.

There is availability for Programs across other locations of London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Dublin, Barcelona and Madrid. Toronto, Melbourne, Medellin, Santiago, Tokyo and Shanghai will close on February 1st. All Programs include a guaranteed internship in a student’s industry of choice.

The 2020 Prospectus is now available here.