Odyssey Project Internship

Undergraduate majors in the humanities, arts, humanistic social sciences, and education are invited to apply for a paid internship with the Odyssey Project, a program through the Humanities Research Institute that offers free college courses to qualifying members of the Champaign-Urbana community.

Odyssey Project Interns are responsible for delivering onsite content and skill support for Odyssey students during class time as well as tutoring outside of class time. Tasks may include assisting students with technical questions related to computer programs and course management systems (Canvas) and providing feedback on student writing. Interns will also have opportunities to support the program through alumni outreach, classroom setup, and small research projects.

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Application Deadline Date


To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities, arts, humanistic social science, or education majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and well with others. A broad interest in the humanities and educational justice is preferred.

Applicants must also be available during Odyssey class times since the majority of their work will take place in and around the classroom. Odyssey classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.


The position begins August 26, 2024 and ends May 10, 2025. Odyssey interns will work approximately 6-8 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, at the rate of $15.75 per hour. There is flexibility regarding the hours to be worked.

Application Guidelines

To apply, please complete the linked application form. You will be asked to submit the following documents as a single file: a one-page letter of interest, a resumé, a 3–5 page academic writing sample, and a list of two references. Your references may be 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. PDF or .docx file formats are preferred.

Application Deadline Details

Deadline is April 8, 2024. Apply through the application form.


Questions may be directed to the Associate Director of the Odyssey Project Michelle Awad.