The Graduate Fellowships team is seeking interns for the 21-22 academic year. The interns’ will develop skills in fellowship advising, make presentations, create content for the newsletter, website and Canvas site, and other duties as part of a team that helps graduate students find and apply to nationally competitive fellowship. A summer start is possible. Applicants must be PhD students in HUM, DIV or SSD. Click here to apply.
The Graduate Fellowships Intern will develop skills in academic advising through the lens of fellowship writing and academic administration. The intern will support efforts to prepare graduate students in applying to nationally competitive fellowship and grant opportunities. This role involves remote activities at present and may involve in-person activities in the fall, including advising master’s students, creating and leading presentations, developing the Fellowships monthly newsletter, compiling curated award lists,
developing recruitment and publicity resources, assisting with administration of fellowship processes,
and other projects.
- Providing support to applicants for fellowships such as Fulbright, NSF GRFP, and Boren
- Leading efforts to help master’s students explore fellowships in group and one-on-one meetings
- Spearheading fellowships presentations for your discipline
- Developing professional writing skills through newsletters, workshops and mentored training
- Creating the monthly Graduate Fellowship Opportunities newsletter
- Building content for curated fellowship lists for posting on Canvas site
- Devising and implementing candidate recruitment strategies
- Entering meeting information in database
- Participating in interviews of fellowship candidates
- Other duties as assigned by Fellowships staff
What the position offers to a graduate student
- Learn how to provide fellowships advising and writing support from a team of seasoned professionals
- Hone your communication skills through presentations, writing, and group interaction
- Gain administrative experience in higher education
- Develop knowledge of national fellowship awards management
- Understand the funding landscape in your field and others
- Expand on technical and project management skills
- Help fellow students secure support for their research/education
- Flexible hours
- Collaboration with a small team
Effective and professional communication skills; Ability to meet deadlines and manage short turnaround time; Project management; Excellent organizational, writing and editing skills.
Education, Experience, and Certifications
PhD student in good standing
Applicants must be PhD students in Humanities, Divinity, or Social Sciences to be eligible; ABD preferred.
Must be able to handle tasks independently and take initiative in fulfilling responsibilities
Chicago, Illinois United States
Is this a virtual/remote opportunity?
International Work Sponsorship?
Case by case basis