Undergraduate

* Due to the University’s current guidelines for COVID-19, only remote internships will be considered.

AGHI Humanities Summer Internship Grant Opportunity

AGHI is pleased to announce support for Hopkins humanities students with a remote (online) unpaid internship during the summer of 2020; internships must be entirely remote. 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 a remote 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 15, 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 a remote 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 20th.


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.

Requirements

  • 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/

https://criticaltheoryworkshop.com

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BmoreArt Summer Interns 2020: Editorial/ Content and Multi-Media

We’re looking for two highly qualified recent graduate or current college students to join our small team this summer in Baltimore. The editorial intern will write reviews, profiles, news and more for our online arts journal, assist in covering social media platforms, photograph and video record arts events in Baltimore, attend weekly editorial meetings and assist at our launch parties and events. The multi-media and photo intern will also work on social media coverage of arts events in Baltimore, and will help distribute print magazines throughout the city to our merchant and nonprofit locations, attend weekly team meetings to discuss marketing strategy, and help out at our magazine launch parties and evening events.

Interns must have a flexible summer schedule with free weekend and evening hours to attend and report on events throughout the Baltimore region. Given the nature of this work, some preference will be given to individuals that have access to a car.

These positions require a time commitment of 10 hours of work per week. Interns may select to either be paid $500 a month or to earn college credit.

Position 1: BmoreArt Editorial Intern

Location: Baltimore, MD

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Job Start Date: May 1, 2020

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to Managing Editor Rebekah Kirkman who will oversee your workload and weekly assignments
  • Attend all weekly team meetings to discuss editorial strategies and story ideas
  • Represent BmoreArt at 2-3 art events a week as assigned to report and document for social media
  • Write at least two pieces per month for BmoreArt’s website
  • Assist at all BmoreArt events including our magazine launch parties, speaker series and Connect + Collect networking nights
  • Assist with fact-checking, copy editing, and research as needed for BmoreArt stories

Qualifications

  • You have a background in writing and/or the arts and interest in a journalism career.
  • You ask thoughtful, critical questions, have strong research skills and a desire to share your point of view.
  • You take initiative and can manage assigned tasks without too much oversight.
  • You have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.
  • You are a self-motivated, flexible worker and do not need to regularly be in an office to do your best work.
  • You have exceptional and professional organizational and communication skills and follow instructions well.
  • You’re passionate about the arts scene of Baltimore and writing about the many artists and makers who call the city home.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a full application packet as a single PDF document via email to: rebekah@bmoreart.com by April 21st, 2019.

  • PDF packet should include: 1) A brief cover letter detailing why you want to work as an intern at BmoreArt, 2) Your CV detailing work experience and education, as it relates to the position for which you are applying, 3) Two professional references (names, telephone numbers, email addresses as well as relationship to you), 4) Three writing samples (between 500-2,000 words each) from the past year.

Position 2: BmoreArt Photo and Marketing Intern

Location: Baltimore, MD

Deadline: April 21st, 2019

Job Start Date: May 20th, 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to Director of Sales and Marketing, Suzy Kopf, who will oversee your workload and weekly assignments
  • Attend all weekly team meetings and represent BmoreArt at 2-3 art events a week as assigned to report and document for social media
  • Assist in the distribution of the print magazine to our merchants and nonprofit distributors
  • Research potential appropriate partnerships in the region and compile information about what other publications of our size are doing nationally
  • Assist in all BmoreArt events like our magazine launch parties, speaker series and Connect + Collect networking nights

Qualifications

  • You have a background in the arts and an interest in marketing and promoting artists..
  • You are self motivated and can manage assigned tasks for yourself without too much oversight.
  • You ask good questions and are ready to listen to the answers.
  • You take initiative and have a point of view to share.
  • You have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.
  • You’ll be a flexible worker and do not need to regularly be in an office to do your best work.
  • You have exceptional organizational and communication skills and you follow instructions well.
  • You’re passionate about the art scene of Baltimore and promoting the many artists and makers who call the city home.
  • You’re a great researcher and photographer.
  • Preference given to applicants with experience making videos for web.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a full application packet as a single PDF document via email to: suzy@bmoreart.com by April 1, 2020..

  • Email subject line should be “Your Name, Title of Position You Are Applying For”
  • PDF packet should include: 1) A brief cover letter detailing why you want to work as an intern at BmoreArt, 2) Your CV detailing work experience and education, as it relates to the position you are applying for, 3) Two professional references (names, telephone numbers, email addresses as well as relationship to you), 4) 5 photographs with captions and at least one short video (under 5 minutes) you have made in the last year. Video files should be sent as Vimeo or YouTube links.

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