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Humanities Internships

Summer 2014 Humanities Internships

Each year the College of Arts and Sciences and CURF fund approximately twenty-five summer research internships as part of a summer institute for University of Pennsylvania students in the humanities and social sciences. Internships provide undergraduate students with an apprentice position in a cultural, historical, or archival setting. Unless otherwise noted, these full-time (30 hrs/week) internships are for a period of up to ten weeks and include a stipend of $3,300. The stipend will be paid in two equal installments on June 30 and August 31.


Eligibility is limited to current undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania, who may only apply to one specific position. All applicants must be students in the College and members in good standing of the University of Pennsylvania community. Students graduating in Spring or Fall 2014 are not eligible for this funding.

Application Procedure

Deadline: 4:00 PM February 14

To apply for any of these internships, please complete the application form, along with a two-page (no more than 500-word) essay explaining your suitability for the internship and organization to which you are applying, and how the internship will help achieve you achieve your educational goals. Along with this essay, please upload an electronic version of your Penn InTouch transcript by copying and pasting your Penn InTouch transcript into a Word document, typing your name and Penn ID number at the top of the page, and saving it as a pdf. Please attach first your essay and then your transcript in a single pdf, named “YOUR PENNKEY” (like bsmith.pdf or janedoe.pdf).


4:00 PM February 14 – Applications due from students
March 22 – Final decisions made, and all applicants notified by March 29 (Unless otherwise noted on Internship description)

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