June 9-July 20, 2019
Summer Humanities Internship
The Paideia Institute’s Summer Humanities Internship is designed to give students with an interest in the classical humanities a real world work experience that allows them to develop marketable skills while making an impact on subjects they care about. Teams of interns work together in a modern, air-conditioned office in Rome to drive forward the Institute’s educational and outreach initiatives. Teams are lead by graduate students and professionals with real-world expertise in team project areas.
The internship includes a weekly seminar with readings on topics that explore the role of the humanities in our lives beyond the academy, including the interaction between the humanities and the business world, the public sector and civic engagement, and personal fulfillment. The internship also arranges weekend trips to museums and cultural sites in and around the city of Rome.
Paideia seeks interns who are passionate about the humanities and thrive in a dynamic and independent working environment. Paideia program alumni are especially encouraged to apply.
The internship is free, though participants must pay for housing via Paideia. The estimated cost of the internship housing is $1500 for the duration of the program; this excludes airfare and board. Applicants are also encouraged to seek outside funding.
The Outreach Interns work closely with the Institute's Outreach Manager and Curriculum Specialist on instructional design and curriculum development projects that help the Aequora program thrive. Interns in the Outreach Team explore intersections between the classical humanities and modern issues such as social inequality and public justice, while gaining experience designing K-12 curriculum and and communicating their Classics expertise to students of all ages and background.
The Development Interns collaborate closely with the Institute’s Director of Development and President to work on research projects that engage the Institute’s growing network of alumni and friends of the classical humanities and expand access to Latin and ancient Greek. Interns also gain experience working with Microsoft Office and data management systems.
The Media Interns work with a media professional to photo and video document all aspects of Paideia's summer programs, including classes, lectures, and trips to important sites in and around Rome. Interns divide their time between on-site photography and videography work and the office, where they edit their photographs and footage, promote Paideia’s programs on social media, and develop marketing materials in various formats for other Paideia initiatives. Interns gain skills in industry-standard media software and editing techniques.