AGHI Humanities Summer Internship Grant Opportunity

AGHI is pleased to announce support for Hopkins humanities students with an unpaid internship during the summer of 2022; internships can be entirely remote or in-person. 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.

Application Deadline: Extended to May 31st


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 or in-person unpaid summer experience of significant merit and time commitment. Students must also work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

How To Apply

Send the following as a single PDF attachment by email to aghi@jhu.edu with “Summer Grant Support” as the subject line, no later than May 31st, 2022:

  1. A letter describing anticipated summer activities, including details of time commitment, responsibilities, mentorship or supervision, or other evidence of the 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.

AGHI will review the applications promptly and expects to have a response to students by the second week of June.

Other Opportunities for Undergraduates

Humanities Research Lab: Documentary Pre-Production
AS.360.409 (01)

This class will be a hands-on experience for students to be involved in the early stages of a documentary’s making. Students will be working with the professor on researching, planning, and writing the treatment for a documentary about a forgotten feminist play (1927) from pre-Holocaust Vienna, where diversity and progressive thought were still possible. This romantic comedy centers around a self-determined matriarch, Therese, helping her three daughters navigate the expectations of rigid, societal beliefs – often leading by example – as they find their way into adulthood. Moving back and forth between the archive of its time both through the re-appropriation of Nazi newsreels and propaganda films, as well as ephemeral films of the time and the new staging of the play, the film will take the audience inside a theater space where a vibrant environment of escapism smashes against the harsh reality of its time, which is as vivid as it was 80 years ago.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper-Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 12:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Wegenstein, Bernadette
  • Room: Gilman 400  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sheridan Libraries Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA)

The Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards, or DURAs, are available for undergraduates working on independent research projects that draw on primary source materials in the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of the Sheridan Libraries. These collections span 5,000 years of rare and unique objects and texts, from ancient cuneiform tablets and Egyptian papyri to 20th-century African American photography and U.S. suffrage movement records.

Each award, in the amount of $3500, supports research conducted from May 2022-April 2023 and the development of projects based on this research, e.g. an academic essay, online exhibition, film, digital humanities project, or other deliverable. (See “Recent DURA Projects” below for examples of past student research projects.) Applicants should submit a proposal and one letter of recommendation by April 4, 2022. Eligible research repositories include University ArchivesSpecial Collections, the Institute for the History of Medicine in East Baltimore, The George Peabody Library, and the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen Museum & Library.

A fellowship award of $3500 will be given to each recipient, which is intended to be used as a cost-of-living stipend but can be utilized for additional research expenses. Fellows will receive half of the award at the beginning of the project and the other half at completion.


  • The fellowships are restricted to JHU freshman, sophomore, and juniors. Seniors are eligible to apply if their proposed project will be completed prior to their graduation.
  • Applicants must identify a faculty mentor and/or Library curator who can help them identify materials for research, formulate proposals, and conduct research.
  • Awardees must submit a final project based on their research (e.g. essay, film, digital humanities project, etc.) no later than April 18, 2023 and give a brief presentation about their research at a public event in April 2023.
  • Awardees must write a short blog post about their research by April 18, 2023.

Application Instructions

Applicants are strongly urged to contact DURA coordinator Dr. Joseph Plaster in advance to discuss proposals and collaboratively develop applications.

Applicants should submit via email to Dr. Plaster, at jplaster@jhu.edu, by April 4, 2022:

  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 that you propose to examine
    • qualifications for conducting the research (e.g., your undergraduate status, general academic interests, related classes, personal or work experience, related research)
    • your timeline for completion of the project scheduled, including how often you and your mentors will meet about the project
    • expected outcome(s) of the project (e.g. developing an honors thesis topic, research paper, exhibition, digital application, etc
  2. One letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor or librarian mentor. Your mentor should send a recommendation letter indicating their support and commitment to mentoring your project by e-mail, to Dr. Plaster, at jplaster@jhu.edu, by April 4.

April 4, 2022 Deadline by 11:59 p.m.

Applicants will be notified of our decisions by April 13, 2022.

Sponsored by the Tabb Center with co-sponsorship from the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, Inheritance Baltimore, the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe, and the Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance.

Robert and Nancy Hall Undergraduate and Graduate Art Museum Fellowships: Summer 2022 Call for Applications

The Hall Art Museum Fellowships provide graduate and undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University financial support in pursuing underpaid or unpaid art museum internships. In offering this funding, the Department of the History of Art seeks to enable students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the museum profession and to contribute meaningfully to the work taking place at art museums and art galleries across departments and areas of specialty.

The Department understands the category of art museum in an open and capacious sense, to include institutions that focus on the collecting, preservation, and/or display of art, architecture, visual and material culture, and archaeological remains, including architectural and archaeological sites. Should applicants have questions as to whether their internship qualifies, please send a query to the email address below.

Fellowships of $500 to $5000 will be awarded to students who have been awarded an art museum internship for a period during Summer 2022.

Note that University policy does not permit paid interns to receive academic credit for their internship.

To Apply

Applications should be made through the form available here: https://forms.office.com/r/Av272rium9

The application form will ask you to submit the following:

  1. a short statement (1-2 paragraphs) explaining how the internship will support your academic study and/or future vocation and detailing your need for additional financial support
  2. the specific amount requested, and a description of how that money will be used to support the applicant during the internship.
  3. a brief description of the internship, including: how many weeks, how many hours/week, location, and the amount (if any) of compensation associated with the internship
  4. a resume or curriculum vitae
  5. an unofficial academic transcript

Application Review: The History of Art Department and the Program in Museums and Society will jointly review applications on April 15 and May 15.

Queries should be sent to Viktoria Waith in the History of Art department: vwaith1@jhu.edu

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