Undergraduate Opportunities at HRI

Expand Your Humanities Education

Shape Your Future

At HRI our goal is to amplify the humanities in ways that help undergraduates across the university understand why study in and appreciation for the work of our fields is key to how they think about and navigate the world.

Literature, African American Studies, philosophy, creative writing, Indigenous Studies, history, religion, classics, languages and cultures—all these and more are areas of inquiry whose power to transform the world is greater than ever. Join us in experiencing the humanities of today—and in shaping the humanities of tomorrow as well. Join us in experiencing the humanities of today—and in shaping the humanities of tomorrow.

Undergraduate Internships

HRI offers several internship opportunities to undergraduate humanities students at the University of Illinois. 

Inside Scoop Events

Inside Scoop events bring University of Illinois undergraduates from any major into close conversation about humanities and arts-related topics with distinguished Illinois faculty and visiting speakers. Enjoy lunch on us in an informal setting where scholars and artists share the great moments of discovery, creativity, and excitement that fuel their research and creative work, helping us to understand what it means to be human in a rapidly changing world.

Humanities in Action

The Humanities in Action program is a semester-long community service engagement program, facilitated by We CU and HRI. The HIA program supports up to five undergraduate humanities students (regardless of citizenship status) who are interested in pursuing service opportunities within the Champaign-Urbana community.

Humanities Research Lab Courses

HRL is a semester-long humanities class with a significant community based research component. This program is facilitated in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

Undergraduate Research Prizes

The HRI Prizes for Research in the Humanities allow us to celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship. These prizes recognize outstanding humanities research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels.


Humanities at Illinois (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

LAS Career Services

Office of Undergraduate Research at Illinois

National Humanities Alliance Podcast