Congratulations to the recipients of 2022 Summer Humanities Internships! Read more about the program and their projects here. 

Ellie Anderson
Ellie Counts
Rebecca Killion
Michael Laun
Sydney Pruitt
Jax Richards
Matilda Stricherz

Find a list of past recipients and projects here. 


Supported by funds from the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, the Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts, and the OSU Center for the Humanities invited applications from faculty and undergraduate teams for the Summer 2022 Honors College-Center for the Humanities Research Internship Program. Up to seven $4,500 internships were awarded to support Honors College undergraduates working with College of Liberal Arts faculty members during summer, 2022. Faculty mentors will receive $1,000 in salary. These awards are intended to provide undergraduates interested in careers the humanities, social sciences and arts with practical experiences and professional skills-development opportunities that further faculty research and creative projects.


Applications must be submitted jointly by one faculty supervisor and one Honors College undergraduate. All College of Liberal Arts faculty of any rank or classification are eligible to apply. Undergraduate applicants may come from any major or minor but must be making satisfactory progress toward Honors College degree completion with plans to enroll in fall term, 2022. Faculty and students can only submit one application per review cycle.


Interns will primarily be compensated via payroll with the faculty mentor acting as supervisor. Faculty will receive the $1000 as award pay, less taxes and OPE, or these funds can, in some cases, be used for project expenses. If applicants request an adjusted start/end date, this must be stipulated in the application. Funds not used will not be available after the conclusion of the award period.


Applications must be prepared jointly by faculty and undergraduate partners and include the following components:

  • Description of the project or work to be completed, summary of its impact, and a weekly schedule of project steps and goals (2-3 pages)
  • Letter from faculty applicant describing how the proposed project will contribute to the faculty member’s research or other work and projects, noting past experience as an undergraduate mentor and providing a plan for supervision (1-2 pages)
  • Letter from student applicant describing how proposed project will contribute to student’s research, professional development, thesis (if applicable), and long-term goals (1 page)
  • Student resume or curriculum vitae
  • Faculty curriculum vitae

All materials must be combined in a single PDF and emailed to Honors College Assistant Dean of External Relations and Student Engagement Kevin Stoller ([email protected]).


An average of one hour each week of the internship will be committed to professional development and mentorship activities for student participants. These will be provided by the Center for the Humanities and the Honors College and will be conducted over Zoom or in person, as campus safety regulations allow. Interns will also have access to work facilities in the Honors College, which may include a computer, printing, copying and other office supplies (if safety regulations allow).

All selected interns will present their work at a public event in fall term.

Please direct questions to Kevin Stoller.