The Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement

The Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement: A Partnership between the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) and Illinois Public Media

Undergraduate majors in humanities disciplines are invited to apply for a paid internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), the campus humanities hub, in partnership with Illinois Public Media (IPM), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois (your local NPR/PBS station).

The successful candidate will be housed at IPM and will work under the supervision of the station’s news and public affairs director to produce 4-8 community listening sessions for our news reporters. These listening sessions will assist reporters in understanding the aspirations of the communities we serve and the roadblocks to those aspirations. Information from these sessions will be shared throughout IPM and will assist in the creation of on-air and on-line programming. Conversations will take place throughout central Illinois. Transportation to remote locations will be provided by IPM.

This position is funded thanks in part to a generous gift from Elizabeth Nolan.

To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad interest in the humanities is preferred.

The position commences June 1, 2020 and ends November 30, 2020. The Humanities Gateway intern will work approximately five hours per week in summer 2020 and fall semester 2020 (for a total of $2,000 in all). There is flexibility regarding the hours to be worked.

To apply, please email a one-page letter of interest, a 1-page resumé, 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 communication skills) to by March 23rd, 2020 with “Humanities Gateway Internship” in the subject line.

Questions may be directed to IPRH Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, Alaina Pincus (

Deadline: March 23rd 2020, 5:00 p.m.