2017-18 Humanities Out There

2017-2018 Teaching Fellow: Alden Sajor Wood (aldenw@uci.edu), PhD Candidate in English

Looking for a rewarding internship this fall quarter? Enroll in the Humanities Out There Practicum (Humanities 195), where you can learn collaboratively with other UCI interns, and gain valuable professional experience in a museum setting. In addition to learning about community-based cultural programming, the H.O.T. Practicum is a wonderful opportunity to develop practical skills for future tutors, teachers, and other educators. 

Blending meaningful service learning with after school mentoring and instruction at the Bowers Kidseum, H.O.T. interns make a significant impact on the children they work with. Internship tasks range from daily homework help, assisting with art projects to developing literacy activities, visits to the Bowers Museum, and much more!

In addition to interning one afternoon a week from 2:30 – 5:30 PM, H.O.T. interns also participate in a weekly on-campus discussion section that meets every Friday from 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM in HH 142. All UCI students are eligible to participate. 2 Units, P/NP. To participate please enroll in Humanities 195, course code 28500. Carpools to the Kidseum are available!

Summer 2017 Public Fellows positions

The Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program provides UCI Humanities PhD candidates the opportunity to intern with local cultural organizations. As public fellows, graduate students will apply skills such as research, writing, and analysis on projects of benefit to the host organization. A grant from the Luce Foundation will support internships with community cultural organizations in Summer 2017.

We are partnering with Orange County Parks Historical Operations, the Heritage Museum of Orange County, the Santa Ana Public Library and PBS SoCal.  Download a descriptions of the internship positions (PDF).

Eligibility: Graduate students must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the School of Humanities and have achieved candidacy by spring quarter 2017.

To apply a Public Fellows position, submit a 2-page cover letter and resume to Humanities Commons by April 28, 2017. The cover letter should address your interest and qualifications for a specific organization and project from the list. Applications must be submitted online at https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/public_fellows_summer_2017

Grad students may apply for up to 2 positions in summer 2017.  If applying for more than one position, the applicant should submit a cover letter for each and indicate their first choice on the application form. Host organizations will review the applications and select candidates for interviewing. If selected, candidates should be prepared to interview with the partner organization during the week of May 22. Internship offers will be made by May 31 and internships begin in late June.

Public Fellows Open House, Oct 11, 2:00-3:30 pm

Join us at the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Open House in the Humanities Commons Lobby, Humanities Gateway 1st floor, on Tuesday, October 11, 2:00-3:30 pm.

Meet representatives from our 2017 Public Fellows partner organizations and learn more about their internship opportunities.  Talk to 2016 Public Fellows about their experiences.

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Winter-Spring and Spring 2017 Public Fellows Positions Announced

Applications due October 21, 2016 via EEE Scout:
https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/Public-Fellows-WS_Spr_2017

2017 Application Guidelines

The Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program provides UCI Humanities PhD candidates the opportunity to intern with local cultural organizations.  As public fellows, graduate students will apply skills such as research, writing, and analysis on projects of benefit to the host organization. A grant from the Luce Foundation will support 2 types of internships in Winter and Spring quarters in 2017:

  • one afternoon a week for 20 weeks during Winter and Spring quarters
  • Two 20 hours per week, 10 week graduate student researcher positions in Spring quarter

Eligibility: Graduate students must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the School of Humanities and have achieved candidacy by fall quarter 2016.

To apply a Public Fellows position, submit a 2-page cover letter and resume to Humanities Commons by October 21, 2016. The cover letter should address your interest and qualifications for a specific organization and project from the list. Grad students may apply for up to 2 positions in Winter-Spring 2017.  If applying for more than one position, the applicant should submit a cover letter for each and indicate their first choice on the application form. Host organizations will review the applications and select candidates for interviewing. If selected, candidates should be prepared to interview with the partner organization during the week of November 7, 2016. Internship offers will be made by November 22, 2016 and internships begin on January 9, 2017.

Download the Project Descriptions

Winter-Spring 2017 Fellowship

Bowers Museum, Department Evaluation and proposal for K-12 educational programs

Cal Humanities, Evaluating Public Humanities Projects

Laguna Art Museum, School and public programs for upcoming 2017 exhibitions

Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), Establishing a New Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel

Orange County Parks, Digitization and Oral History Project

Santa Ana Public Library, SAPL TeenSpace Youth Civic Engagement

Spring 2017 GSR Positions

Cal Humanities, Humanities Field Mapping Project

PBS SoCal, The PBS KIDS Writers Contest

OC Cultural Organizations invited to host a 2017 Public Fellow

The Humanities Commons invites Orange County cultural organizations to apply to host a Public Fellow intern in 2017.  The Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program provides UC Irvine humanities PhD students the opportunity to apply skills such as research, writing, and analysis on projects of benefit to the host organization.  Through a grant from the Luce Foundation, the Public Fellows will provide 3 types of internship opportunities for humanities PhD students:

  • one afternoon a week in Winter and Spring quarters (5-7 positions)
  • 20 hours a week for 10 weeks in Spring quarter (2 graduate student research positions)
  • 20 hours a week for 10 weeks in the summer (2 graduate student researcher positions)

For more information, download the program description and timeline (PDF).

Humanities Out There at Kidseum, 2016-2017

Kidseum_Tutors_Oct_2015Humanities Out There will continue to offer undergraduate tutoring opportunities for UCI students at the Bowers Kidseum in Santa Ana.

Please register for the Humanities Out There Practicum: HUMAN 195 LEC A: H.O.T. PRACTICUM (28300).

For program information, contact Lucena Lau Valle, Humanities Out There Teaching Fellow at lvallere@uci.edu.

Luce Foundation grant will fund Public Fellows program

PhD candidate Stephanie Lira (History) at PBS SoCal

PhD candidate Stephanie Lira (History) at PBS SoCal

The UCI School of Humanities has received a $50,000 grant from the Luce Foundation to expand its pilot Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program. The Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program pairs Ph.D. students in the humanities with paid internships at nonprofit cultural organizations in Orange County, Calif. This is the first grant to UCI from the Luce Foundation. Continue reading

Humanities Out There Open House

20151028_164925Monday, November 30
3:00 pm
HG 1100

Meet current Humanities Out There tutors and learn about opportunities at the Bowers Kidseum Afterschool Program.

Register for Winter 2016 at the Bowers Museum

Humanities Out There: Opportunities for Fall 2015
Twenty UCI undergraduates can sign up for the HOT Practicum (Human 195; Course Code 28500; 2 units P/NP) and provide homework help and cultural activities at the afterschool program at the Bowers Kidseum in Santa Ana.

Time commitment: one hour training session at UCI (Mondays, 3:00-3:50) and one afternoon of tutoring (T-W-Th-Fri), plus brief writing assignments.
Syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/15f/28300

Please contact Humanities Out There Fellow Lucena Lau Valle (lvallere@uci.edu) or Professor Julia Lupton (jrlupton@uci.edu) for information, or sign up directly using course information above. We still have some spots left in the program.

HOT Public Fellows Program Provides Grad Student Internships

In Winter/Spring 2016, Humanities Out There will provide the opportunity for 5 humanities graduate students to contribute to programming and communications at local arts and culture institutions. H.O.T. Public Fellows will have the opportunity to apply and expand their humanities research and writing capacities in a non-profit setting. Commitment limited to 1 afternoon (3 hours) per week for 20 weeks. Graduate students currently enrolled in the School of Humanities are eligible to apply.

Public FellowsOpen House: October 6, 2:00-3:00 pm, Humanities Commons Lobby
Come meet representatives from our partner organizations

 

  • Orange County Parks, Heritage Division
  • Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association / Viet Film Festival
  • South Coast Repertory Theater
  • PBS So Cal
  • Laguna Art Museum

Detailed information and application materials are available on the Public Fellows page.