Arts & Humanities | Undergraduate Research Experiences

The following is a listing of off-campus summer undergraduate research opportunities spanning most arts and humanities disciplines. Opportunities exist across the country and are a great way to get valuable experience, both to list on your resume and to help you determine your career goals.

This list shows programs available nationwide.  Contact your department faculty member if you are interested in one or more. These opportunities are competitive and have application deadlines ranging from late November to February and early March.

Arts & Humanities

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University:  Summer internships in internet technologies and social impact.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Universities Summer Research Opportunities Programs: a gateway to graduate education. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes:  Explore culture, Heritage and history at top UK universities.  3-4 weeks.  **International**

Humanities in Action:  Summer fellowship for international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.  **International**

The Leadership Alliance:  Paid summer internships that provide training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research.

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program:  Paid summer internships in multiple areas.

National Archives:  Internships in History, Political Science, Computer Science and Information Technology, Communications, and Education

Smithsonian Summer Internship Opportunities: Catalog of internships available at Smithsonian Museums.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage: Internships are offered year-round in various fields including cultural anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology, museum studies, arts administration, graphic and web design, marketing, journalism, and library science. 

Think Swiss: Research experiences in all disciplines in Switzerland. **International**

University of Arizona Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium: Preparation for graduate studies through mentored research in multiple fields.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program:  The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing doctorates in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts.

USA Jobs:  Pathways internship program for students and recent graduates in multiple areas.

UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer upper division undergraduate students with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. 


Sevilleta Research Experience for Undergraduates: Research at the Sevilleta Field Station in central New Mexico for Art and interdisciplinary sciences.


American Society of Magazine Editors:  Summer internship in print and electronic journalism.

Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate PoetsThe renowned Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets provides an extended opportunity for undergraduate poets to write and to be guided by established poets  


American Society of Magazine Editors:  Summer internship in print and electronic journalism

DC Internships:  Summer internships in Journalism and Communications.

Institute for Broadening Participation: Searchable database for fully-funded programs.