Graduate Student Programs

Grad students in the NHC commons


The National Humanities Center offers a wide variety of internship experiences for graduate students, ranging from curatorial engagement and oversight for the Center’s public platforms (for example, the Humanities Moments project, or the Humanities in Action advocacy site), as well as opportunities to gain hands-on experience with lesson plan development, asset design, metadata/digital humanities projects, as well as podcast development and promotion.

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Recent Internship Programs

Triangle University Internship Program, May 15–17, 2018 at the National Humanities Center
Triangle University Internship Program, May 15–June 20, 2017 at the National Humanities Center

PhD Student Residency Programs

Focusing on the process of translating research to practice, students are given guidance on how to create meaningful learning experiences for any level audience in sessions led by prominent scholars, master educators, and technology experts. Most importantly, the design of the residency requires direct and collegial work among students from different universities and disciplines, creating a much richer network of humanities professionals. 

Previous programs have focused on geospatial and mapping technologies, podcasting and storytelling, open educational resources, object-based learning, and project-based learning methodologies.

Upcoming PhD Student Residencies

How to Create Meaningful Online Learning Communities, December 7–11, 2020

Recent PhD Student Residencies

Passionate Teaching in the Research Environment: How to Create Meaningful Online Learning Experiences, July 13–17, 2020
Objects and Places in an Inquiry-Based Classroom: Teaching, Learning, and Research in the Humanities, July 15–26, 2019

The 2019 Graduate Student Residency cohort.

Visual notes from the 2019 Graduate Student Residency.

Regional Institutes for Graduate Students

The National Humanities Center proudly supports graduate education in a series of regional training events for graduate students in the humanities. In partnership with universities around the United States, these week-long institutes focus on an important topic in teaching and research. Scholars and university professionals work closely with the student cohort in a public-facing project.

Upcoming Regional Institutes

Podcasting the Humanities: Creating Digital Stories for the Public
Session 1: December 14–18, 2020
Session 2: January 11–15, 2021

Recent Regional Institutes

Podcasting the Humanities: Creating Digital Stories for the Public, June 15–19, 2020
NHC Internship Program West, July 2019 at San Diego State University