SUMMER (DE)CENTERED SERIES: PHILLY PARTNERS INTERNSHIP

This post is the third in a series on the Decentered blog highlighting student funding opportunities through the Hurford Center for Summer 2018. These funding opportunities allow students to pursue a variety of arts and humanities projects, both on campus and off.   PHILLY PARTNERS INTERNSHIP QUICK SUMMARY: Internship opportunities organized through the Hurford Center in partnership with arts and humanities organizations in Philadelphia. Students apply to individual organizations, and then receive funding through the Center if selected by the organization. Decisions can be expected mid-March.   INFORMATION ON INTERNSHIPS: Philadelphia is home to an extraordinary array of arts and culture institutions with national reputations. HCAH has long-running partnerships with several of these institutions, and facilitates summer internships for Haverford students according to what each organization requests. Individual organizations conduct the application and selection process, and funding comes through the Hurford center.   Below are the application details for each of this year’s partered organizations: DataArts FringeArts Festival Historical Society of Pennsylvania Library Company of Philadelphia Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (1) Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (2) Pennsylvania Humanities Council   WHO SHOULD APPLY: Current first years, sophomores, and juniors. While many applicants are majoring in the arts and/or humanities, all majors are welcome to apply. Students interested in cross-disciplinary areas of study, including curation, archival research, community engagement, and public art. Students who wish to explore how the arts and humanities intersect with communities beyond academia.   APPLICATION DETAILS: In addition to undertaking the application process for the organization(s) whose internship they are applying to, applicants must submit: A...

SUMMER (DE)CENTERED SERIES: SELF-DESIGNED INTERNSHIP

  This post is the second in a series on the Decentered blog highlighting student funding opportunities through the Hurford Center for Summer 2018. These funding opportunities allow students to pursue a variety of arts and humanities projects, both on campus and off. SELF-DESIGNED INTERNSHIP   QUICK SUMMARY: Independently-proposed fully-funded internships with an organization or individual doing work in the arts and humanities. 8-10 weeks doing full-time work negotiated between the host individual/organization and the student applying. Internships may be organized anywhere in the country.   INFORMATION ON INTERNSHIP: Students independently identify arts and culture opportunities across the country. These opportunities typically fall into one of two categories: already established internships at larger institutions (much like the PMA internship) or a self-created internship at smaller institutes or with individual artists that can include an apprenticeship. For the latter, students must make primary contact with the host organization/ project partner, then craft a summer project proposal, detailing their intended role with the organization during the summer. All self-designed internships must take place over the course of at least eight weeks. Stipends are based on eight to ten weeks of work.   WHO SHOULD APPLY: Current juniors, sophomores, and occasionally first years. Most applicants are majoring in the arts and/or humanities, or more rarely social sciences. Students who are interested in an external internship program that does NOT provide its own funding for accepted students Students who are looking to partner with an artist or organization that does not currently have a formal internship program in place Students who wish to explore what work in the arts and humanities looks like...

SUMMER (DE)CENTERED SERIES: SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

This post marks the start of a series on the Decentered blog highlighting student funding opportunities through the Hurford Center for Summer 2018. These funding opportunities allow students to pursue a variety of arts and humanities projects, both on campus and off. SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP   QUICK SUMMARY: Grants to support thesis-related or otherwise substantive research projects for eight to ten weeks, up to $4300 for the summer. Students work with a faculty member and/or library staff to articulate a focused question, problem, or area of study to explore. Students must demonstrate significant prior interest and coursework related to the proposed area of study.   INFORMATION ON FELLOWSHIP: These competitive grants are designed to support thesis-related or otherwise substantive research projects, enabling students to spend the summer visiting archives, learning a language necessary to scholarship, or dedicating their time to a focused program of reading. Students proposing a research project should work closely with a faculty member and Library staff to articulate a focused question, problem, or area of study to be explored; if proposing travel, students must verify in consultation with Library staff or faculty member that the suggested location of research is necessary to the project. Students must also demonstrate prior interest and background in the proposed area of study, having ideally taken at least one course at an advanced level in that field. Summer Research Fellowships may last up to 10 weeks in length.   WHO SHOULD APPLY: Current juniors, and more rarely, sophomores, majoring in the arts and/or humanities, or more rarely social sciences Students who are interested in proposing their own research project, rather...

Shine Exhibit Opening

Noorie Chowdhury ’21 reviews the opening of SHINE, an exhibition by Alliyah Allen ’18 archiving womxn of color at Haverford College

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