Congratulations to these recipients of 2021 Summer Humanities Internships: 

Sophia Fischer & Joel Zapata — Latina/o/x Social Justice en Oregón
Annelise Hartinger & Kathleen Bogart — COVID-19 Adults with Rare Disorders Support Study
Skylar Kim & Allison Johnson — A Little Past Seven O’Clock on September 2
Darlene Nguyen & Natchee Barnd — Ethnic Studies National Survey & K-12 Ethnic Studies Institute Project
Andrea Perez & Stuart Sarbacker — Health Care Matters: Ensuring Access to New and Emergent Psychedelic Therapies for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Communities


The Honors College and the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities invited applications from faculty/undergraduate partners for a summer internship program. Fellowships support Honors College undergraduates working with College of Liberal Arts faculty members during summer, 2021. These awards are intended to provide undergraduates interested in the humanities with practical experiences that further faculty research and advance the intern’s professional skills and development. Work can also contribute to the intern’s Honors College thesis. The $5,000 fellowship will provide $4,500 in pay to student interns and $1000 to faculty applicants.


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 must be making satisfactory progress toward Honors College degree completion with plans to enroll in fall term, 2021.


Internships begin on June 16, 2021 and end August 31, 2021 or until internship support funds ($4,500) are exhausted, whichever comes first. Interns will primarily be compensated via payroll at a rate of $15/hour, with the faculty mentor acting as supervisor (approximately 300 hours of total work). Interns will be limited to 20 hours/week when enrolled in five or more credits (12 or more if the intern is an international student). 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.


The deadline to submit applications for 2021 summer internships was Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.. 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 Director of External Relations and Operations 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, 2021.

Please direct questions on other topics to to Kevin Stoller.