Summer Humanities Internship Program (SHIP)

Application Deadline

February 28, 2022

Summer 2022 Humanities Internships

Each year the College of Arts and Sciences and CURF fund approximately twenty-five summer research internships for University of Pennsylvania students in the humanities and social sciences. Internships provide undergraduates with the opportunity to work in a cultural, historical, or archival setting.  These full-time internships are for a period of ten weeks and include a financial award of $5,000.

Here is the list of available internships. Please note that some interships require additional materials beyond the general SHIP application requirements. Here are blurbs from 2020 student experiences.

**Due to COVID restrictions, host sites will determine whether their internships are remote, in-person, or hybrid.

Eligibility

All applicants must be current, regularly enrolled students in the College, have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and be members in good standing of the University of Pennsylvania community. Students graduating in Spring 2022 are not eligible for this funding.  Students may only receive SHIP funding one time.  Recipients of Summer Humanities Internship Program Funding may not simultaneously hold any other paid position at Penn.

Application Procedure

Students are allowed to apply for up to three different internships. To apply, please prepare an essay (no more than 500 words) explaining your suitability for the internship and organization to which you are applying, and how the internship will help you achieve your educational goals. You will copy and paste that into a webform field. Please also be prepared to upload a PDF copy of your Penn InTouch transcript page (not a secured, official transcript from the registrar).

Applications can be submitted here. Applications are due by midnight on February 28, 2022.

Timeline

midnight on February 28– Applications due from students

April 9 – Final decisions made, and all applicants notified (Unless otherwise noted on Internship description)

Requirements

All applicants must be current students in the College, have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and be members in good standing of the University of Pennsylvania community. Students graduating in Spring 2022 are not eligible for this funding.  Students may only receive SHIP funding one time.  Recipients of Summer Humanities Internship Program Funding may not simultaneously hold any other paid position at Penn.

Research Offering Type

Internship

Research Offering Location

USA
Research Eligibility: 

Undergraduate School

College

Research Offering Source

CURF-Administered