Undergraduate Internships

HRI is pleased to offer internship opportunities to University of Illinois undergraduate students.

HRI Humanities Gateway Internships

Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in civic engagement sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the campus humanities hub, in partnership with local community organizations. To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad interest in the humanities is preferred. Learn more about the HRI Humanities Gateway Internship

HRI David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship

This paid internship is available for undergraduate students majoring in humanities disciplines. Learn more about the David F. Prindable Undergraduate Internship.

HRI-Andrew W. Mellon Internship: Emerging Areas in the Humanities

In January 2015, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant of $2,050,000 to HRI to create robust research groups in three areas: Bio-Humanities, Environmental Humanities, and Legal Humanities. Three undergraduate interns will be chosen to work alongside faculty, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students as part of a research group. Learn more about the Emerging Areas in the Humanities Fellowships and Internships. Please note: 2021–22 is the final year of this opportunity.

Odyssey Project Internship

This internship is available to undergraduate majors in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and education who wish to work 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. Tasks may include assisting students with technical questions related to computer programs and course management systems (Compass or Moodle) and providing feedback on student writing. Interns will also have opportunities to support the program through alumni outreach, classroom setup, and small research projects. Watch here for future application information.