Implemented by UChicagoGRAD, PATHS is a Mellon-funded initiative that prepares PhD students in the Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, and Divinity School to make an impact on the world. With a comprehensive approach that helps you gain skills while learning ways to apply your expertise, PATHS helps you connect your academic training to your professional aspirations.
Join us on Tuesday October 15thfor a reception and resource fair to celebrate the growth of this program and learn more about what PATHS has to offer. Faculty and PhD students from the Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, and Divinity School are all welcome to attend. Students can RSVP for this, and other PATHS, events on GRAD Gargoyle.
Featured Fall 2019 PATHS Events and Programs
PATHS Internship Opportunities
PATHS will be offering more on and off-campus internships. We have partnered with organizations such as the Smart Museum, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Chicago Press, Chicago Review, and the Journal of African History to create roles that will afford doctoral students the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to an organization while gaining valuable professional experience. Currently, there are still a number of internships available on campus. Please note that these opportunities are open only to PhD students in the Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, and the Divinity School.
- Logan Center Exhibitions Curatorial Research Internship: This academic-year internship is intended to give a graduate student valuable experience in the curatorial field with a focus on research, database management, public programming, and publications. During fall 2019 and spring 2020, the intern will support the curatorial staff of Logan Center Exhibitions in organizing a series of major public events and programs. The internship will focus primarily on The Ties That Bind, a multi-year research project, public program, and online platform that explores the history of Pan-Africanism and its articulation in the arts and culture of the contemporary African diaspora. Those who are interested can send a cover letter, brief writing sample, and resume to Alyssa Brubaker, the exhibitions manager at Logan. The posting can also be viewed on GRAD Gargyole under job ID #66005.
- Smart Museum of Art Public Practice Internship: Reporting to the Deputy Director and Curator of Public Practice, the Public Practice Intern will provide support to the Museum’s efforts to present compelling and innovative public programs to both the UChicago community and city at large. The graduate intern will propose and design new programs, assist with administrative tasks, as well as facilitate, document, and evaluate existing programs. This position will assist in implementing pre-existing public programs as well as propose and create dynamic original programs related to these exhibitions, Museum collections, and issues of relevance to the Museum and its publics. PhD students who are interested in applying can apply via GRAD Gargoyle under job ID #65712.
- Cinema and Media Studies & the Smart Museum of Art Curatorial Graduate Intern for Media Programming: The intern will work with curators to produce three media programs during the year to support and augment ongoing Smart Museum exhibitions. Two of these programs will be presented in conjunction with the Film Studies Center; the third will be a site-specific event. This position will create original media programs related to these exhibitions as well as Museum collections. PhD students who are interested in applying can apply via GRAD Gargoyle under job ID #65713.
We also offer PhD students in the Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, and Divinity School the opportunity to pitch and receive funding for summer or academic-year internships of your own design. This past summer, we awarded fifteen internships to students who created projects based all over the world. This cohort of interns includes graduate students who will be studying policy in Washington, D.C., writing about mental health in Vermont, curating exhibits at the University of Oxford, developing a media strategy for an artist organization in Singapore, and engaging with the field of artificial intelligence in Tel-Aviv. Although deadlines for this year’s round of academic-year funding have passed, graduate students are welcome to apply to the summer iteration of the Pitch program in February 2020.
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