A completed application consists of:

  1. Application cover page.
  2. An essay of approximately 500-750 words. Explain your interest in the projects you have selected, and your background and qualifications to undertake the proposed project(s) for which you apply. Please include information on both the academic skills you can bring to the project(s) and any additional experiences you have had that are relevant.
  3. A resume or CV.
  4. Unofficial copy of transcript (both undergraduate and graduate, if relevant).
  5. A sealed letter of recommendation. (Please present this letter with your application packet, and ask the faculty member to sign across the seal of the envelope.)

Terms of the Internship

Interns will devote 300 hours between mid-May and mid-August. Specific dates will be worked out between the student and the co-sponsoring agency. Undergraduate students can earn up to $2,175 for the summer and graduate students can earn up to $3,750 (unless otherwise indicated). Each student will have a site supervisor.

Who May Apply

Students in good standing enrolled full-time during the Spring semester prior to the internship may apply for the summer opportunities. Matches will be made on the basis of the student's qualifications to meet the needs of the agency which is co-sponsoring the internship. Fields of greatest interest include history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, education, American studies, African-American Studies, digital humanities, history of science and technology, English, women's and gender studies, and environmental science. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and no student will be excluded because of discipline, however.


Completed applications (1 copy of cover page, essay, resume, unofficial transcript and sealed recommendation -- collated) must be submitted by midnight Friday, February 5, 2016. DO NOT STAPLE - Deliver applications to Lisa Goff, c/o English Department, 102B Bryan Hall. (Mailbox is located outside department office on second floor of Bryan Hall).

Announcement of Internships

Awards will be announced by the end of March or early April, 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Goff at lg6t@virginia.edu.

Application available here.

Last updated: May 2016
For more information contact Lisa Goff.