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The School of Humanities offers a variety of internships and practica. These terms refer to summertime, semester- or year-long experiences in organizations located in Houston--or anywhere. While “internship” is the better-known term, “practicum” emphasizes the academic framework accompanying the experience. In fact, all School of Humanities-based internships and practica that carry academic credit have an academic framework. Each offering has developed over time, resting on the institutional relationships, expertise, and goals of the Rice member who created it—so we retain the term the originator uses. Students seek out these experiences for research and/or career preparation purposes.
The table below shows all current internships and practica in the School, whether offered by a department, center, program, or the Office of the Dean of Humanities. Click on the title of the internship in the table below for details. The specific expectations for an internship or practicum are set by the faculty and staff who administer them.
In addition to departmental internships and practica, the Office of the Dean of Humanities administers internships under the rubric of HEDGE (which stands for Humanities Encouraging Diversity in post-Graduation Employment).
Typically, internships or practica during the academic year offer academic credit, and those during the summer do not. Almost all of the School's non-credit internships carry a stipend, whether standard, available by competitive application, or need-based. Students considering an unpaid, non-credit-bearing internship should contact the School to learn about possible funding.
Remember that other parts of Rice offer additional internships of interest to Humanities students.
To international students—an internship that is off Rice campus and inside the U.S. may endanger your student visa. Consult with OISS, Nyeva Agwunobi (firstname.lastname@example.org)- Manager of Student Programs, or with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the relevant department or program. Additional considerations can be found here.
|Host at Rice||Title||Eligibility||How Initiated||Award Amount|
|Art History||William A. Camfield Fellowship||Art History undergraduate majors||student application||$10,000|
|Art History||Museum Internship||Art History undergraduate majors||student application|
|Art History||Asia Society Internship||Rice undergraduates||student application|
|Center for the Study of Women Gender and Sexuality||CSWGS Houston ARCH Summer Internship||Applicants must either be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed SWGS 101 or 201 to apply for the internship.||student application||$2,000-$4,000|
|Chao Center for Asian Studies||Undergraduate Asian Studies Internship Award (U-ASIA)||Asian Studies majors, not in their final semester.||student application||$2,000-$3,000|
|Chao Center for Asian Studies||Houston Asian American Archive Summer Internship Program||Rice students||student application||Typically $12/ hour for 5-10 hours/ week.|
|Humanities Research Center||Public Humanities Practica||Rice students||student application|
|Humanities Research Center||Cultural Heritage Practica||Rice undergraduates||student application||Varies|
|Humanities Research Center||Medical Humanities Practica||Rice undergraduates||student application|
|Humanities--HEDGE||Summer Internship Funding (student-arranged)||Humanities undergraduates||student application||$1,000-3,000|
|Humanities--HEDGE||Law, Justice and Society Scholars program||Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduates.||student application||Academic credit|
|Humanities--HEDGE||Health, Humanism, and Society Scholars program||Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduates.||student application|
|Humanities--HEDGE||Arts and Culture Internships||Humanities undergraduates||student application||$3,000 or academic credit|
|Humanities--HEDGE||Summer Professional Internships||Humanities undergraduates||student application||$3,000|
|Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities||Susan McAshan Summer Service Internship||PJHC minors||student application||Varies based on need.|
|Visual and Dramatic Arts||Studio Arts Internship||Rice undergraduates||student application||Amount varies.|
|Visual and Dramatic Arts||Theatre Internship||Theatre students, majors and non-majors||student application|
|Visual and Dramatic Arts||Film Internship||Visual and Dramatic Arts major, film/photography track||student application|