Communications and Outreach Internship

HRI's Communications and Outreach internship offers real world experience for undergraduate humanities majors.

Are you passionate about the humanities? Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in communications and undergraduate outreach at the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the campus humanities hub. The successful candidate will assist HRI with its communications, including social media, event calendar maintenance, and research and writing projects, in addition to serving as an undergraduate ambassador and a strategist for HRI on undergraduate engagement.

Please note that the Prindable application has closed for 2023–24. Watch this space in fall 2024 for the new application!

Available Position

David F. Prindable Internship

One per academic year. Made possible by a generous gift from Illinois alumnus David F. Prindable.

Application Deadline Date


To be considered for the communications and outreach internship, the candidate must be a humanities major and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. As this position involves outreach projects, the candidate must be comfortable interacting with peers and be willing to participate in activities that could include staffing a table on the Quad, soliciting survey feedback, and distributing flyers around campus.


The position commences October 14, 2023 (or earlier, if the selected student’s employee paperwork is complete) and ends May 10, 2024. The intern will work approximately six to eight hours per week, for 24 weeks, at the rate of $15.75 per hour (up to $2,000 per year). There is flexibility regarding the hours to be worked.

Application Guidelines

In the application form, you will be asked to submit a one-page letter of interest, a resume, and a list of two references (academic or non-academic, so long as they can speak to your skills and work ethic; at least one referee should be able to comment on your writing skills). Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2023.


Questions may be directed to HRI Senior Communications Manager Erin Ciciora.