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Internship (paid): American Literary History

American Literary History is a scholarly journal edited by Prof. Gordon Hutner and graduate students here in the Department of English at the University of Illinois. ALH is seeking a paid intern for Spring 2020 ($10/hour). The exact duties will depend on the needs of the editorial staff. but may include: Proofreading Copy-editing Fact-checking Maintaining […]

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Internship: Tolerance Means Dialogue

Prof. Robin Fretwell Wilson of the University of Illinois College of law seeks highly motivated undergraduate students  to assist with outreach, participant recruitment, communications, and social media for The Tolerance Means Dialogues. This funded series of dialogues around the country is aimed towards finding creative and constructive approaches to bridging difference in our society over issues that […]

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When Should I Get an Internship?

We get this question a lot. The answer is: yes. Which is to say: to answer that question, you have to ask some others. What do I want out of an internship? If your goal is simply to start getting some work experience because you have none and to start exploring what’s out there, then […]

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Humanities Majors and Research Park

You may get urged to apply for job and internship opportunities at Research Park that seem to have nothing to do with your major. The job titles may seem bewildering. “Strategic Resources”? Agriculture companies? Tech stuff? You may also be confused about what Research Park is and how working there might fit into your life […]

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Internships at ATLAS

Recently we had the chance to talk to some staff and interns of ATLAS about internships. The conversation provided us with valuable information about internship opportunities at ATLAS, application procedure, the possibility of continuing internships for more than one semester, and the prospect of transition from unpaid internships to paid positions. How do you invite […]

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When Should I Seek an Internship?

“When should I seek an internship?” This is a question I get a lot. The answer is “Yes.” That is–there’s no right or wrong time to look for internships. There’s not even an optimal time to get an internship. This freedom is one of the perks of being a humanities major. An internship that helps […]

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Should You Work for Free?

NO. Your time and your skills have value. Employers ask for free labor simply because they can get it, not because your labor is worthless. Agreeing to work for free devalues your skllls, creates a bad precedent for others with those same skills, encourages employers to exploit their workers, and makes professional advancement more difficult […]

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