Internships in the Humanities
Beginning in Winter 2012, the Kaplan Institute will work with Northwestern's Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program to provide students with internship opportunities in the humanities. In a new Field Studies in the Humanities course through Chicago Field Studies, students will explore the significance of the humanities in American society today and the possibilities for charting a career in the humanities while interning at humanities-based institutions, organizations, and companies across the Chicago area. This course will introduce students to a wide range of critical issues in the public humanities—a field that is rapidly growing as humanist scholars probe and promote the complex interplay between the humanities and the public. Case studies, readings, and assignments will focus students’ attention on a series of Chicago spaces and programs—including their internship sites—that force us to consider what we mean when we talk about “the humanities” and “the public.” Students will examine the decisions that people like curators, directors, librarians, and public officials must make in designing and supporting these institutions, and in promoting the humanities in civic life.
Please visit the CFS website for more details.
Kaplan Scholars Program
Are you an incoming freshman? Check out our Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program, a year-long investigation of the overarching theme "Humanities in the World"
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